Wednesday, June 9, 2010

No Private Money for Brewer

Posted By on Wed, Jun 9, 2010 at 4:26 PM

In the wake of the Supreme Court's blocking of matching funds, the Clean Elections Commission has rejected a call from Gov. Jan Brewer to allow her to raise private funds to match Republican gubernatorial candidate Buz Mill's big wallet. Howie has details here.

But the commissioners have an alternative idea:

Instead, the commissioners approved a motion urging lawmakers to come into a special session immediately to increase the amount of money given to all publicly funded candidates. That session would have to be called by Brewer, who would benefit from the move.

Lotsa luck with that. Forget the merits, whatever they may be; in this anti-incumbent atmosphere, can sitting lawmakers really vote to give themselves more money for campaigns after cutting funding for everything else in the state? Just calling the session would bring Brewer more than a million dollars' worth of bad publicity.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Jim Nintzel

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Saturday Tour & Tasting

Saturday Tour & Tasting @ Hamilton Distillery

Saturdays, 3-5 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

Brew Haha Comedy Showcase Presents: Chris Thayer @ Borderlands Brewery

Brew Haha at Borderlands Brewery is Tucson's longest running independent comedy show. It features nationally tour headliners… More

@ Borderlands Brewing Company Mon., Aug. 20, 8-10 p.m. 119 E. Toole Ave.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. 18 Great Things to Do in Tucson This Weekend: August 17-19 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Congressman Grijalva Receives Award for "Best Constituent Services" (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. Salsa, Tequila & Tacos Take Over Tucson (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. Celebrate Nandi the Elephant's Birthday! (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. The Alarm’s Mike Peters Is Hitting Back with Love, Hope and Strength (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2018 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation