Wednesday, August 23, 2006

An Argument for Public Financing?

Common Cause notes that less than a quarter of all campaign contributions in the governor's race came from upstate. Does this provide a reason for New Yorkers upstate to support public financing of elections? NYPIRG's Blair Horner says yes: "Campaigns have to be paid for by somebody," he said. "Either by the wealthy and powerful or the average New Yorker... It's better if everyone has a financial stake in the system, rather than just the wealthy few."

Categories: General, Campaign Finance

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