An important discussion about campaign finance
Re: “Proposal for public financing of Denver elections is deeply flawed,” Aug. 6 Vincent Carroll column.
I’m glad to see that The Denver Post is discussing campaign finance issues. Most reporting on this topic reads like a score sheet and does not consider the implications of money in politics. Everyone I talk to thinks money in politics is a problem and that our elected officials are responding to donors more than to constituents. No one knows what to do about it. I don’t know if Cleanslatenow.org’s ballot measure is the best approach, but I think it’s important that this is on the Denver ballot so that citizens can discuss further. I hope that The Post will offer more than opinion on the topic this fall. Susan Gamble, Denver
An initiative that is likely to be on the Denver ballot this fall seeks to spend city money — as much as $8 million every four-year election cycle — to publicly fund political campaigns.