Those righty rascals are at it again, trying to make and end run around Arizona's clean elections law.
A "strike all" amendment to SCR 1013 on judical retirements, proposed by Russell Pearce (which should be enough in itself to tell you everything you need to know about what it is worth) replaces the entire bill with a revision of the Arizona clean elections law that essentially guts the whole thing.
They never give up, do they?
In fact, our clean elections law has largely spared Arizona's citizens from the dirty, nasty sorts of smear campaigns that we see in races for Federal offices, has protected the integrity of elections by ensuring that candidates who run clean can compete on an even field, and most importantly has spared us the same kind of big money scandals that we see now playing out on the national scene. In fact, Arizona's model for elections is something that if anything, should be replicated in Federal elections (not that that will happen with the present Congress-- they like their big contributors too much).
But if anyone has a reason to question why we need to keep our clean elections law, I have three answers for them: Duke Cunningham, Jack Abramoff and Tom DeLay.
Do we really want any of that interjected into our state politics?