Clean Elections, Arizona 2006
Publication Date: December 2008
Publisher(s): National Institute on Money in State Politics (U.S.)
Author(s): Megan Moore
Keywords: clean elections; public funding
Public funding is often lauded for breaking the connection between campaign finances and special interests. Under the Arizona system, candidates who collect public funds receive very little private money and it must come from individuals. More than one-third of the 90 legislators elected in Arizona in 2006 participated in the stateÃ Â¢ s Clean Elections program, as well as the governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state mine inspector, superintendent of public instruction, and one member of the corporation commission. This report analyzes money raised by Arizona candidates during the 2006 elections.