Publicly Financed Elections

states with public campaign financing
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  • Offer public financing for gubernatorial and lieutenant governor candidates (similar to 11 states)
  • Offer public financing for state legislator candidates (similar to 5 states)
  • Offer public financing for state supreme court candidates (similar to 2 states)




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U.S. PIRG – Funding Clean Elections

Maine’s Clean Election System Blazes a Trail in Funding

Fixing Democracy: The Clean Election Movement

Can Seattle Boot Big Money Out of Elections By Giving Everyone “Democracy Vouchers”?

Maine Votes to Strengthen Clean Elections Laws

Connecticut Lawmakers Drop Cuts to Clean Election Program Following Public Backlash

Brennan Center – New Mexico Passes Bill to Strengthen Clean Elections Public Financing Law

Brennan Center – More than Combating Corruption: The Other Benefits of Public Financing

Al Jazeera – Time for public financing of elections

Gallup – Half in U.S. Support Publicly Financed Federal Campaigns

Huffington Post – Seattle Could Create An Entirely New Way To Fund Elections

Huffington Post – Here’s Where Campaign Finance Reform May Move Ahead As Congress Dithers

Huffington Post – Maine, Seattle Pave Next Path For Campaign Finance Reform

The Atlantic – Seattle’s Experiment With Campaign Funding

Washington Post – Evidence suggests that switching to publicly funded elections is rarely a game-changer

Demos – Fresh Start: The Impact of Public Campaign Financing in Connecticut

Time – Do We Really Need Campaign Finance Reform?

AZ Central – Tempe poised to send campaign finance reform to voters

Albuquerque Journal – City Council wants Albuquerque voters to boost public financing for candidates

The Oregonian – Portland reconsiders public money for political campaigns

Sacramento Bee – Public financing of elections could expand in California

Common Cause – Removing the Ban

Truth Out – Ten Years Ago, Connecticut Got Big Money Out of Its Elections. Now Democrats Are Gutting the Program

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