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By Carol Cross, Letter to the Editor

It's disheartening to read how political campaigns finagle to circumvent the restrictions placed upon them by voters in California ("Getting around laws on election funds," Jan. 3).

Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem: In June, there will be an item on the ballot providing for a pilot program to allow public financing of campaigns for the office of California Secretary of State. It will provide enough money for candidates to run viable campaigns without taking a dime from any entity, including party coffers.

Those candidates choosing to go the publicly financed route will be identified on the ballot, meaning that we can check to see who's trying to circumvent the law. My vote will go to the one who is beholden to his/her constituents, not to big money, big business or even big politics.


Redwood City

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