Huffington Urges 'Clean Money' Law
Gubernatorial candidate Arianna Huffington launched another
campaign Thursday, this time seeking to put a "clean money"
ballot initiative before California voters that would enact
public financing of political campaigns.
The measure would aim to reduce "the influence of large
contributions on the decisions made by state government,"
according to papers Huffington filed with the state
attorney general's office.
If approved by voters, it would create an optional system
for candidates running for governor, attorney general,
state Legislature and other state offices, who could obtain
public money for their campaigns if they agree not to raise
State law gives Huffington 150 days to gather enough voter
signatures â€" 373,816, in this case
â€" to get the measure onto a statewide
There is a public financing component in presidential
But on her own tax returns for the last two years,
Huffington did not check the box to direct $3 toward the
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