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My Turn: Predictions for 2014 and beyond spent seemed out of whack. I know Americans spend 16 times more money on beer than election campaigns, but campaign finance reform needs to be a priority in the next Congress. I don't know if limiting the amount of money is the answer...
Sen. French returns, donates campaign money

...Alaska and the Alaska Democratic Party.French worked with the Alaska Public Offices Commission, which oversees campaign finances for all of Alaska's elections, to make sure returning and donating excess campaign money is legal. "It isn't...
Begich, Sullivan face off

...privacy and a constitutional amendment to address campaign finance. Begich defended the tone of his campaign both this...look at anything" when asked if he was saying no to campaign finance reform.Begich said if you want third-party money...
Empire Editorial: Dunbar offers Alaska a fresh face and fresh start

...He's more of a moderate than most who carry a "D" behind their name. Dunbar also believes in "meaningful" campaign finance reform and wants to put an end to unlimited Outside dollars being funneled into Alaska to influence our elections...
Dunbar: 'I believe in local governance'

...Continuing to develop our North Slope oil and natural gas would be a big priority for me. Laying the groundwork for (campaign finance) reform would absolutely be a huge priority. Part of that is also term limits, which the Alaskan people are very...
Alaska Editorial: Senate event sees meaningful contrasts among contenders.

...improper funding outside the state might make for a good attack ad, but we'd rather see substantive debate over campaign finance reform than one-liners meant to get quick applause.There's still a good amount of time left before the primary...
Crossroads books $20M in ads for 6 Senate races

...cumulative $11 million since January 2013.Crossroads GPS does not have to disclose its finances because under campaign finance rules it is considered nonpartisan and nonprofit.Crossroads spent heavily on races in 2012 and came up short...
Begich votes for campaign finance measure

JUNEAU - A proposed constitutional amendment aimed at big spending in campaigns has failed in the U.S. Senate. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich voted for the measure Thursday. He also was a co-sponsor. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski did not vote.
Begich outlines campaign finance proposals

JUNEAU - U.S. Sen. Mark Begich on Friday proposed changes to federal campaign finance laws, including requiring the top three contributors to candidates or third-party groups be identified in ads.In laying out...
Letter: Constitution - Smon-stitution: Who Cares? will give you pause for thought (and hopefully action) in these times of grid-lock, rigidity in thinking, campaign finance and "participatory democracy" (oh, what a splendid concept)."Participatory Democracy" is not for the faint...


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