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(SacBee)   California hopes to solve growing partisanship by removing the public funding of primary campaigns, forcing candidates to become even more partisan in hopes of raising enough money   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Partisanship, Board of Equalization, political campaigns, financing, Gray Davis  
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415 clicks; posted to Politics » on 08 Aug 2013 at 3:58 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-08-08 04:10:25 PM  
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Peace said in a recent interview that parties would not be legally required to open their primaries to voters -- they would just have to fund a closed primary independently.
"If you, the Republican Party, want to say independents can't participate, fine, but you're going to have to pay for the costs to tally that vote," said Peace, who was appointed finance director by then-Gov. Gray Davis after being termed out of the Legislature.
2013-08-08 04:04:53 PM  
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If you ever want to get rid of the 'for rent' politicians that thrive on being openly bribed by lobbyists, then you have to get rid of ALL private funding for public elections.

Each politician gets a set amount of money and a certain amount of allotted air time for their ads on TV and in print.  They're not allowed to spend their own money, nor accept donations of cash from citizens or companies/corporations.

Want to help your candidate out?  Donate your time, not your money.

Until then, we deserve our system of open bribery in government.
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