Thoughts on the D17 clean elections candidates’ debate: I find it amusing that Rep. Ableser substantiated his use of “public” clean elections funds by pointing out that the money comes from people with “lead feet”, i.e. speeding ticket revenue, and not from voters on different political wavelengths than him. Then he goes on to criticize Republicans for cutting funding for our local law enforcement. Maybe the good Representative from District 17, and all the other “clean” candidates running this fall, could give all of their Clean Elections money back to the officers that write the speeding tickets that create the Clean Elections revenue stream.
Ed Stade, Tempe
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