Another set back to limiting campaign donations in Oregon – Somebody didn’t know how to write the ballot measure.Oregon will go a while longer unable to limit the amount of political campaign contributions because somebody didn’t take the time to learn how to properly devise a ballot measure.
A ballot measure that would take big money out of state and local election won’t happen this November because whoever drew up the ballot measure, for which 118,000 signatures are needed to qualify for the ballot, didn’t know what they were doing. They ran afoul of state rules that say an initiative must be a one subject ballot issue. You can’t two-fer or three-fer on the elements in the initiative.
In the current ballot run-up. the campaign limits initiative not only capped the amount of campaign spending per contributor, interest group or other entity, the way the initiative was written it also contained a requirement that in all races, whether for ballot issues or candidates, the top campaign contributors must be revealed in any political ads run by that candidate or group pushing an initiative.
Here’s more from The Oregonian. Click here.