PRESS RELEASE: SCOTUS To Hear Arizona Clean Elections Case

Public Campaign issued a press release today in response to the announcement that the U.S. Supreme Court would hear arguments in McComish v. Bennett, the lawsuit aiming to gut Arizona’s successful and popular Clean Elections program.

 

“For too long, special interests in Arizona have had politicians like Senator-Elect John McComish willing to do their bidding in order to gut the successful voter-approved Clean Elections system," said Nick Nyhart, president and CEO of Public Campaign. “That’s what this lawsuit is about—and I hope the Supreme Court will see right through this transparent power grab.”

 

“Arizona Clean Elections has put elections back in the hands of voters—ensuring that the voice of ordinary people matters as much as special interest money and politicians are accountable to constituents instead of campaign cash,” said Nyhart. “While big money clearly has friends on the John Roberts-led Supreme Court, we’re hopeful that the legal team fighting for Arizona voters will successfully demonstrate that the system expands speech and invites even more participation in the political process.”

 

For the full press release, click here.