Failed taxpayer funded campaigns experiment ends in Connecticut

A federal judge ruled Connecticut’s system of taxpayer financed campaigns unconstitutional, immediately ending the program, which first starting doling out taxpayer money to candidates in 2008.

CCP’s release on the development is here and the 138-page ruling is here.

The AP reported on the case here.

UPDATE: Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal has announced he will appeal the ruling, and Connecticut Gov. Jodi Rell issued a critical statement here.

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