Tim Bonham <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
I've been Treasurer for many party units, candidates, and joint
campaigns over the years.
I just can't see that public financed campaigns would solve all these
problems. Just change to different problems.
Here's some that I see:
ML : (see previous post for list of problems)
There is a state-level proposal that seems to make a lot of sense that
addresses many of Tim's concerns: Fair and Clean Elections (FACE). A similar
system might be workable at the city level too.
We'd still have independent expenditures and candidates choosing to forgoe
public money in order to spend away their opponents, but choosing this route
looks even more unattractive with viable alternative funding sources
available. It might be a challenge to figure out the funding source at the
city level, but consider it a public investment in voter education and
Rather than attempt to run through this complicated issue here, I'll point
interested parties to the following link to learn more:
Would this model work for Minneapolis?
Does it adequately address Tim's concerns?
What say you, Minneapolis? What the heck, East Minneapolis can chime in too.
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