Arizona Republic: Tempe Poised to Send Campaign Finance Reform to Voters

Tempe poised to send campaign finance reform to voters

By Darren DaRonco, Arizona Republic

A proposal that would have brought publicly financed elections to Tempe may have stalled for now, but voters might still get a shot at passing campaign finance reform next year.

The City Council agreed to move forward on a plan to cap how much cash deep-pocketed donors and special interests can drop into a candidate's coffers.

“People should be able to properly fund their campaigns,” said Councilman Corey Woods. “But someone with a couple of wealthy friends or special-interest money shouldn’t be able to blow everyone else out of the water.”

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