Campaign Finance Reform: DOA

Why did lawmakers punt a plan to regulate judicial fundraising?

State Rep. Steve Simon worries that  Texas-style judicial campaigns will hurt the reputation of Minnesota courts
Courtesy of the Minnesota House of Representatives
State Rep. Steve Simon worries that Texas-style judicial campaigns will hurt the reputation of Minnesota courts

Greg Wersal, the two-time candidate for the Supreme Court whose legal challenges led to the dismantling of Minnesota's judicial election rules, thinks the legislature should have established contribution limits. "The first group or person to raise two million dollars is going to elect the next state supreme court justice," Wersal predicts. "And if it's simply a race to raise money, we need to start thinking about limiting the amount of money people can give."

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