Cary Kennedy on Government Reform
Cap election spending; eliminate corporate PAC contributions
An obscene amount of money gets spent on our elections these days, and people are tired of it. Let's agree to scale back campaign spending in the Democratic primary. I am asking all Democratic candidates to pledge to cap primary election spending at
$3 million--plenty of funding to get our names on the ballot and effectively communicate with primary voters. This is far more than any Democratic gubernatorial candidate has spent before in the primary, so this should not be a hardship for any of us.
Corporations have too much influence in our politics today. I propose we all pledge to not take--and if necessary, return any--corporate PAC contributions, or donations from corporate lobbyists, to eliminate this influence in our campaigns and in our
state government. And for any of us who have already accepted corporate donations, we should agree to return those contributions. When corporations lobby at the capitol it's because they have a profit motive.
Source: 2018 Governor campaign website CaryKennedyForGovernor.com
, Mar 21, 2018
Transparency in public finance: publish online
Cary opened the books of government in Colorado and in Denver by publishing the state's and the city's expenditures online with searchable databases,
publishing the first-ever taxpayer accountability report for the State and the city and creating the first-ever online receipt for taxpayers.
Source: 2018 CO governor campaign website CaryKennedyForGovernor.com
, Jul 2, 2017
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