and Representative Edward Farnsworth

State Capitol News
4:32 pm
Wed January 18, 2012

Lawmakers Move to Close Loophole in Campaign Finance Laws

Attorney General Tom Horne (left), Secretary of State Ken Bennett, and Representative Edward Farnsworth
Howard Fischer

A 2010 United States Supreme Court ruling says corporations have the right to spend as much as they want supporting or opposing any candidate as long as they do that independent of the candidate's campaign. Secretary of State Ken Bennett said some corporations suddenly popped up last year during the Phoenix mayoral race and the Russell Pearce recall claiming that they did not have to disclose the SOURCE of their funds. 

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