Press release from GOP state House contender Jill Fitzgerald:
Jill Fitzgerald, the Republican candidate for state representative from the 77th Assembly District, recently qualified for campaign financing available under the new Citizens Election Program.
On September 17, 2008 the State Elections Enforcement Commission approved the $25,000 grant, which is the same amount given to all state house candidates who qualify for the CEP by securing donations of $5,000 from at least 150 residents.
“This program is funded by revenues from unclaimed property in Connecticut, not from our tax dollars,” Fitzgerald said. “Governor Rell supported this initiative, which provides candidates an alternative source of funding for their political campaigns to contributions from special interests. The new program gives average citizens who cannot afford to make large contributions an opportunity to play more active roles in choosing candidates who will best serve the people who elected them.”
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