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Proposition B on the November Ballot

October 12, 2000
By: Paul Monies
State Capital Bureau

To receive funding under the Prop. B proposal on the November ballot, a political candidate would have to:

  1. Agree not to use any private or personal funds for primary or general election campaigns.

  2. Collect $5 qualifying contributions from registered voters in their district. The contribution goes to the Clean Election Fund set up by the state. (200 contributions for state representative, 500 for state senator, 250 in six U.S. Congressional districts for statewide offices other than governor and 500 in six Congressional districts for governor.)

  3. Pick up a Fair Elections debit card with set amounts for the primary and general election. The card can be used for any campaign-related expense except loan repayments. (Limits are $15,000 for state representative, $50,000 for state senator, $500,000 for statewide offices and $1 million for governor.)

  4. A participating candidate could get extra money -- up to three times the limit -- if a non-participating candidate outspends the participating candidate.

  5. Independent and unopposed candidates receive less. Non-party candidates must also raise more $5 qualifying contributions.

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