Candidates for state offices in Arizona have the option to file to run using clean elections funding. There are rules associated with running as a clean election candidate, but what happens if a candidate breaks the rules?
On July 13, 2019, roughly two weeks before candidates are permitted to collect clean elections donations, candidate and current State Senator Andrea Dalessandro is heard telling a meeting of fellow Democrats “Those of you who have given to me the $5, on August 1st you will be getting a form that is three quarters filled out…” on a video posted on YouTube on July 14, 2019:
Why delay the delivery of receipts? Because candidates are not supposed to collect Clean Elections contributions prior to August 1, 2019. She has frequently started off strong with collecting $5 donations for several election cycles – is this something that she has done for more than this election cycle?
What happens when a candidate does not follow the clean elections rules? So far, nothing… Are you surprised?
From Arizona Clean Elections: