"News" piece on fallout from the state Senate District 27 special election on Ma
"News" piece on fallout from the state Senate District 27 special election on March 5, which has soiled the intent of Maine's Clean Elections Act. In the days leading up to the election, held in the Portland area, the Maine Democratic Party legally spent $35,000 in special interest money to help a Clean Elections Act candidate win the race. As a result, about $157,500 in taxpayer funds were authorized to level the playing field for other Clean Elections candidates. Special interest groups and political action committees (PAC) can spend unlimited amounts to influence key races, as long as the intended beneficiaries are not involved in the process.
Elections 2002, Maine Clean Election Act
Burnett, Lee, ""News" piece on fallout from the state Senate District 27 special election on Ma" (2002). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5935.