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Lt. guv candidate lists campaign contributions online
Brian Moore is the first candidate for lieutenant governor to join several gubernatorial candidates in releasing campaign finance information more frequently than state law requires.
“After all the uproar lately about what’s going on in the Secretary of State’s office, I think it’s time we take a stand to end corruption and bring transparency to state and local governments,” the blog posting states. “… As a Lt. Governor candidate, I felt it was important for me to stand on the side of openness… so starting today all my campaign contributions will be posted in real time on my website.”
The site shows that Moore put $100,000 of his own money into his campaign and has raised an additional $18,420 in contributions, for total fundraising of $118,420.
The trend toward greater campaign-finance transparency than law requires was started in 2007 by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Diane Denish. She’s been voluntarily releasing reports quarterly, even in off-election years when it’s not required. Her most recent report came in January.
Since January, Republican gubernatorial candidate Janice Arnold-Jones has been posting on her campaign Web site information about every contribution she’s received to date, and she is keeping the list of contributions current.
The next required finance report is due April 12.