A new report from the National Institute on Money in State Politics finds that North Carolina’s recently repealed system of providing public financing for judicial campaigns had been doing what it was designed to do — namely, to reduce the influence of special interest money and the need for candidates to be rich (or beg money from others who are). Here’s the overview:
“On August 12, 2013, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed a controversial voter identification bill into law. The bill included a measure repealing the North Carolina Public Campaign Fund, a system of publicly financing candidates for election to the state’s supreme and appellate courts.
To determine what impact the repeal of the Fund may have on financing future judicial elections in the Tar Heel State, Read More