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Citizen-funded campaigns

Controlling campaign finance

-Oregon already has tax-deduction

--shifts it to arrears/after filing

-Can voluntairly require restrictions

-Highlight those who agree in voter's pamplhet

-Does not require people to give up their own money

-Allows people to "vote with their wallet" and encourages candidates to meet with voters

-via state Web site or postcards

-can be profitable if it gets reps who save money

-is it enough funding?

campaign finance reform

-prohibit $ from non-voters

-give everybody $100 fund/front load tax credit

-ā€ˇvirtual campaign bucks

-or match $5 contributions, require registration check

By Jason McHuff,