New Government Report: Campaign Finance Reform: Experiences of Two States That Offered Full Public Funding for Political Candidates (ISBN: 143793451X)
Campaign Finance Reform: Experiences of Two States That Offered Full Public Funding for Political Candidates (ISBN: 143793451X)
By William O. Jenkins, Jr. (Paperback, 141 pages, 2010, $30)
The 2000 elections in Maine and Arizona were the first in the nation’s history where candidates seeking state legislative seats had the option to fully fund their campaigns with public moneys.
In 2003, the programs’ goals were to: (1) increase electoral competition; (2) increase voter choice; (3) curb increases in campaign costs; (4) reduce interest group influence; and (5) increase voter participation. The number of candidates who participated in the programs increased from 2000 to 2002. This report: (1) provides data on candidate participation; and (2) describes changes in five goals of Maine’s and Arizona’s programs in the 2000 through 2008 elections and the extent to which changes could be attributed to the programs. Illustrations.
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