Repeal of Public Campaign Finance System Rejected

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Orlando, FL (AP) - An amendment to abandon Florida's public
campaign financing system has been rejected by voters.
The amendment would have repealed a provision in the state
constitution that requires public financing of campaigns for
governor, chief financial officer, attorney general and agriculture
commissioner for candidates who agree to spending limits.
With 89 percent of the expected vote counted Tuesday night, 52.6
percent favored passing Amendment 1. At least 60 percent of voters
had to approve it to pass.
Supporters of the amendment argued public campaign funding is a
welfare system for candidates and the money would be better spent
on the state's needs. Opponents said getting rid of the system
would give wealthier candidates an unfair advantage.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 3, 2010 at 04:49 AM
    It's no surprise that he takes our national codes. He required to have them. What he doesn't need is all the people going with him. Clinton made a similar trip to China.
  • by Veritas on Nov 3, 2010 at 03:21 AM
    Post the link - I think you are full of it so please post the link to the articles you site in your rant.
  • by A furious citizen on Nov 2, 2010 at 09:07 PM
    Obama is fixin to spend....$200 million dollars A DAY on his trip to Mumbai, etc for 10 days. He leaves Nov 5. People of India live on $1 to $2 a day. And he's spending BILLIONS to go wave his hand over their head. Even people here are saying: IS HE MOVING THE WHITE HOUSE TO INDIA????? He's taking 40 planes, 3000 people, all our national codes, 3 helicopters that have to be re-built once there, and a ton of cars and the "Obama-mobile". You can read this on the London Times...or the India Times...but you don't hear about it in the US media. WHY IS THAT?
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