Publication Date: January 2006
Publisher: Center for Governmental Studies
Author(s): Steven M. Levin
Research Area: Politics
Keywords: Elections; Public Financing
Keeping It Clean is the first comprehensive effort to analyze and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of state and local public campaign financing systems in the United States. This report concludes that public campaign financing can resolve many of the campaign finance and electoral problems that currently plague the political process. Keeping It Clean details the positive effects of public campaign financing programs in numerous jurisdictions: more candidates, more competition, more voter participation and less influence-peddling.