Maine Clean Elections Advocates Submit Signatures for Overhaul Initiative

Jan 21, 2015

Andrew Bossie of Maine CItizens for Clean Elections addresses supporters as they deliver initiative signatures to the Secretary of State's Office Wednesday.
Credit Mal Leary / MPBN

AUGUSTA, Maine - "Clean Elections" advocates have submitted what they believe are enough signatures to put a sweeping overhaul initiative before Maine voters in November.

The measure would establish new campaign donor disclosure requirements, and a new mechanism to replace the "matching funds" provision for publicly-financed candidates, which was thrown out by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Andrew Bossie of Maine CItizens for Clean Elections spoke with MPBN's Mal Leary about the initiative, which Bossie says will give public candidates another tool to compete with privately-financed opponents.