FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
STATEMENT BY JOHN MUNGER ON CLEAN ELECTIONS PR PLAN
(PHOENIX, AZ) January 29, 2010 – Republican Gubernatorial candidate John Munger released the following statement:
After suffering a crippling defeat in federal court, the Citizens Clean Elections Commission has decided to spend $2 million of its $12.6 million 2010 budget on a public relations campaign designed to promote itself as having been created “by the people, for the people.”
No amount of whitewashing can cover up the recent U.S. District Court ruling that Arizona’s Clean Elections Act violates the free speech rights of traditional candidates through the use of matching funds. And there’s no getting around the fact that the “people” who ultimately benefit from the Act are professional politicians who use it as a money trough to fund their election campaigns.
$2 million can buy a lot of PR. But Arizona voters are smart enough to look past the hype and see the scam that “clean elections” has unfortunately become.