Article on Maine's campaign-finance system, noting that Clean Election candidate
Article on Maine's campaign-finance system, noting that Clean Election candidates are not receiving their fair share of public funds. The Maine Commission on Ethics and Governmental Practices recently ruled that hundreds of thousands of dollars of TV ads urging the re-election of Governor John Baldacci did not meet the criteria to trigger matching funds for his clean election opponents. The ads were funded by the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), and similar ads were run by the Republican Governors Association (RGA) on behalf of gubernatorial candidate Chandler Woodcock. With details on the Clean Election Act, and comments by longtime Democratic organizer Patricia Eltman of Public Affairs Group, which received at least $123,000 from DGA over the past year.
Elections, Election law, Governors Election Maine
Tapley, Lance, "Article on Maine's campaign-finance system, noting that Clean Election candidate" (2006). Maine News Index – Portland Phoenix. 2821.