High court to review Arizona election finance law
November 29th, 2010
10:14 AM ET
10 years ago

High court to review Arizona election finance law

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Supreme Court said Monday it will review an Arizona election law providing matching funds to underfunded candidates. The court had put off consideration of an appeal of the measure until the conclusion of recent statewide elections.

The justices temporarily blocked enforcement of the clean elections law in June, ordering state officials not to distribute money under the measure. The law would provide extra taxpayer-funded support for office seekers who have been outspent by privately funded opponents or by independent political groups.

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  1. T'sah from Virginia

    All you need to do is STOP the corporations from interfering with our elections or EXPOSE who they are so American citizens/voters could decide whether or not we will continue to PATRONIZE them!! They pour money into candidates we MAY NOT support!

    Let's continue to Move America Forward with our current leader, President Obama!!

    November 29, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  2. jules sand-perkins

    I don't see why citizens who work enough to earn money can't donate their money to political candidates without having to pay taxes to counteract their political contributions and therefore support candidates who most likely are opposed to the actual earning of income.

    November 29, 2010 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  3. Jen

    Instead of matching funds with taxpayer money, shouldn't we instead enforce a cap on how much money can be spent on a political campaign? The burden should not be on us!

    November 29, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  4. Patsy,Texas

    So, if I understand this correctly, the Supreme Court, who gave the go-ahead for anonymous donors to give unlimited
    amounts of money to candidates, under the auspices of concocted "organizations" like the ones Karl Rove dummied
    up, are now considering allowing Arizona to use taxpayer money to help "underfunded" candidates in elections.
    This sounds like the most idiotic thing to come out of Arizona since McCain and Kyl. If the Supreme Court allows this
    stupidity, what will stop all other States from doing the same thing? I thought the Tea Party dunceheads, who now
    apparently run Arizona, wanted smaller government, yet they want TAXPAYERS, for goodness sake, to fund
    candidates. I truly don't get it, so somebody help me out!

    November 29, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |