Price of Politics

*Letter to the editor

By Tracy Kearns, Auburn

Re "Public funding sought for state races," March 24: I spent an afternoon at the state Capitol listening to speakers promote clean-elections (say no to fund raising) legislation.One quote I read said it would cost us 365 cents per registered California voter per year. I would forgo my one cup of Starbucks a year to support public financing of campaigns so our elected representatives would no longer have to spend up to 75 percent of their time responding to the big donors.

What better way to boost voter morale than to take the obscene amount of fund raising out of campaigns and give the elections back to the people? It is those out of touch with the average Californian who have to rely so heavily on special interest money to get in office.

- Tracy Kearns, Auburn


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