Saturday, June 11, 2005

New Poll

Who bears the lion's share of the blame for the collapse of campaign finance reform? If you have another answer from those listed or want to defend what you chose, have your say in the comments section of this post.

4 comments:

Scott Harris said...

Unless he knows something that I don't, I fault Amann completely.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Republican, but I have to back up Amann up on this one. Amann and Caruso deserve a lot of respect for willing to work with the Governor after she break the public financing logjam. It's Don Williams who wouldn't let the House bill go through the Senate.

smalltowndem said...

It's been incredibley disheartening to watch the CT Dem leadership display the same behavior that explains why Roland remained in office for so long.

There aren't enough politicos who think they can further their own interests by doing the right thing.

Anonymous said...

I would also have to agree that Amman is more at fault then Sen. Williams. Williams seemed a little willing to discuss bringing up campaign finance for a vote in the special session. I think State Chairwomen Nancy Dinardio is at fault to as a represenative of the democratic party in Connecticut, she should have been speaking out loud for Publicly Financed Campaigns especially after this years budget was passed. The corporate tax that was apart of the budget effects small business and there are a lot of people from the small business world that will contribute money to the Democrats who might not want to now. If campaign finance had passed we would not have to rely on the business world as much for donations. Democrats lets say running for state rep would raise $5,000 and then get a grant for the remaining $20,000 it cost to run the race. Instead Nancy wants to continue to make the decision on what races are important and which races get the money. Instead of giving an eqaul share to all democrats. Furthermore, Republicans would all be able to raise that same $5,000 and so Democrats would have a more even playing field. But, I guess there is to much greed at the top.