Campaign Finance & Election

Campaigns should be open and free, not prone to manipulation through government financing schemes. And now the U.S. Supreme Court agrees.

<p>Campaigns should be open and free, not prone to manipulation through government financing schemes. And now the U.S. Supreme Court agrees.</p>

The Goldwater Institute's Starlee Rhoades went on Channel 12's Sunday Square Off to talk about the political races in Arizona, and other issues important to our state.

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PHOENIX –The Goldwater Institute has asked a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order against Maricopa County officials who have pledged to stop voters from wearing clothing that mentions the phrase “tea party” on Election Day, even when such clothing does not attempt to influence other voters.

The motion seeks to protect the free speech of voters such as Mark Reed of Scottsdale, who wants to wear a tea party T-shirt when he votes Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Goldwater Institute attorney Diane Cohen went on KFYI's Mike Broomhead Show to respond to Maricopa County Elections Director Karen Osborne, who said her poll workers will not allow anyone wearing a Tea Party T-shirt to vote on November 2, unless they cover it up.

Goldwater Institute attorney Diane Cohen appeared on KFYI's Mike Broomhead show to discuss the Goldwater Institute's lawsuit on behalf of a woman who was told by poll workers that she had to cover her Flagstaff Tea Party t-shirt or else she couldn't vote.

PHOENIX – Today, the Goldwater Institute filed a constitutional rights lawsuit against Coconino County to defend a Flagstaff woman’s freedom to wear her T-shirt for a local tea party group when she votes.

When Diane Wickberg went to vote in the special statewide election on May 18, 2010, she was wearing the same T-shirt she wears every Tuesday. The white shirt includes the logos “We the People” and “Flagstaff Tea Party – Reclaiming our Constitution Now.”

PHOENIX – The Goldwater Institute filed today a formal appeal that asks the U.S. Supreme Court to permanently strike down the “matching funds” portion of Arizona’s taxpayer-funded campaign finance system.

PHOENIX – Forty candidates running for state office in Arizona have promised their constituents that they will protect their individual rights.

The Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias appeared on KAET's Horizon after the U.S. Supreme Court hated the matching funds portion of Arizona's Clean Elections law.

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The Goldwater Institute's Nick Dranias was interviewed by CBS 5 News about the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to halt the matching funds portion of the Clean Elections law.

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