What a novel idea! A Republican actually made to follow the rules. Who knew?
AP: An Arizona legislator has been removed from office for overspending during his 2004 primary race, making him the first lawmaker in the country to be ousted for violating a state's public campaign financing system.Hell yeah, now we're getting somewhere. Does your state have clean elections laws?
After a five-month court battle, the Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday ordered first-term Republican Rep. David Burnell Smith to leave office at midnight.
"I will no longer exercise any duties as a representative," the 64-year-old lawyer said Friday.
Under Arizona's 1998 Clean Elections Law, candidates who voluntarily participate must collect a set number of $5 contributions from voters to qualify for public funding. In return, they must adhere to certain spending limits ....(more)
Head on over to publiccampaign.org to find out more. :^)