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2018 law bars candidates from free association, Democrats say (access required)

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Candidates running with public funding through the Clean Elections program say a new voter-approved state law that prohibits them from paying political parties for services impedes their constitutional right to associate with whoever they choose. This is the first election ...

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Candidates sticking to public funds… for now

The shaky future of matching funds isn't leading any publicly funded candidates to shy away from Clean Elections funding. CCEC Director Todd Land said four new candidates have filed to run publicly funded campaigns since Judge Roslyn Silver's Jan. 19 order deemed matching funds unconstitutional.

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Connecticut ruling looms over AZ Clean Elections (access required)

Opponents of Arizona's system of publicly funded campaigns were further encouraged by a federal judge's Aug. 27 decision to eliminate Connecticut's campaign finance reform method in entirety. The ruling by District of Connecticut Judge Stefan Underhill blasted the state's Citizens' Election Program, a voluntary program enacted in 2005 to provide legislative and statewide candidates with public campaign funding.

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