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You need witchcraft to break that lucky spell

Reaching the same conclusion as the Secretary of State’s Office, the Clean Elections Commission today (April 24) tossed out a complaint against Horne alleging that he should have listed legal expenses he incurred while fighting the Arizona Public Integrity Alliance as a campaign expense in his Jan. 31 report.

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Bill would use Clean Elections money for officials’ expenses

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Two years ago, the Republican-controlled Legislature sought to get voters to kill the Citizens Clean Elections Act, claiming it is wrong for politicians to use public money for campaigns. Now, some of those same GOP lawmakers want to belly up to the bar and get handouts of public dollars for everything from sending out communications to constituents to buying tickets for special events.

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Contribution limits vs. free speech (access required)

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Supreme Court campaign finance case could change Arizona elections

While Arizona’s higher campaign contribution limits hang in the balance, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court might achieve what the state law’s supporters seek – give people the ability to contribute more to their favorite politicians and allow candidates to raise bigger amounts from backers.

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