Clean Money Needed

By Joe Ely, Letter to the Editor

Editor -- I was very surprised to read in the Feb. 11 Open Forum, "Governor's plan to redraw the political map," that gerrymandering was not the primary cause of the problem of entrenched state and U.S. legislators. The three authors made a convincing, if counterintuitive, argument that public- campaign financing, also called "Clean Money," would go further in providing more competitive elections than would reforming the redistricting process.

As long as elected officeholders in California are accountable to their big money donors instead to the voters, we cannot expect honest reform.

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