Traditionally funded candidates may not all have the financial wherewithal of businessman Buz Mills, but the latest reports showed they’re in a position to far outspend their Clean Elections foes, thanks in large part to a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to block matching funds this election cycle.
Gov. Jan Brewer is asking a federal judge to let her become a late participant in a major campaign finance case. That's in order to request permission to bolster her publicly funded campaign with private contributions.
A state commission said Monday it will not ask a federal judge to clarify her ruling invalidating a key portion of Arizona's public campaign finance system a�� a setback for Republican Gov. Jan Brewer, who is being outspent by a wealthy opponent.
Gov. Jan Brewer's campaign attorney accused the Citizens Clean Elections Commission of abdicating its responsibility after commissioners decided not seek help for publicly financed candidates who are now forced to run their campaigns without the benefit of matching funds.
The cloud of irony surrounding Dean Martin on June 8 was so thick that it must have been difficult for him to see how quickly his campaign was swirling down the drain.
Without additional campaign cash to fend off better-funded opponents, some Clean Elections candidates will be in dire need of help from their allies.
‘The leadership that passed this bill was not thinking religiously — they were thinking politically.’ — Sen. Paula Aboud, a Democrat from Tucson.
Questions about what is and is not fair for candidates were of primary importance to CCEC staff and commissioners yesterday, but in court, their attorneys appear to have made a conscious effort recently to dodge those terms. Before yesterday's emergency meeting, Commissioner Gary Scaramazzo told our reporter he was upset by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to stop matching funds from being distri[...]
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission decided there is little it can do to help publicly funded candidates who are suddenly without matching funds, and Gov. Jan Brewer won't throw it the lifeline it's asking for either.
The Citizens Clean Elections Commission may consider enacting an emergency clause that would allow publicly funded candidates to raise additional campaign cash, a change that Gov. Jan Brewer's campaign is hoping can alleviate the sudden loss of matching funds.
Tucson attorney John Munger says he doesn't regret his decision to drop out of the governor's race now that the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked matching funds for publicly funded candidates.
Arizona's Clean Elections system provides an initial disbursement of varying amounts to candidates to choose to run with public financing. The amount of the disbursement depends on whether the candidate is running for a legislative seat, or an executive position such as governor, attorney general, secretary of state, etc.