Big contributions in politics, we are told, are bad for a variety of reasons and must be eliminated. Democracy 21, for example, says that their mission is to "…eliminate the undue influence of big money in American politics and to ensure the integrity and fairness of government decisions and elections."
So it was with some interest that I read about the troubles of the Clean Elections Institute (CEI), the Arizona organization focused on defending and promoting the Copper State’s scheme of taxpayer-funded political campaigns. Christian Palmer of the Arizona Capitol Times writes about the financial difficulties of CEI, reporting that
The Clean Elections Institute, a privately-funded interest group, is reportedly broke and has issued a call for contributions to help protect the state’s system of publicly-funded political campaigns.
To read more about this anti-big-money-in-politics political group’s own big money problems, click the headline above