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Business, Free Enterprise and Constitutional Issues; Pro-Life and Pro Second Amendment. Susan Lynn is a member of the Tennessee General Assembly. She serves as Chairman of the Consumer and Human Resources subcommittee, a member of the Finance Ways and Means Committee and the Ethics Committee. She holds a BS in economics and a minor in history.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tennessee Receives a C on Campaign Finance

The California Voter Foundation has just completed a nationwide study to grade and rank the states' campaign finance disclosure laws.

Tennessee received a C and ranked 28th out of 50 states.

The California Voter Foundation produces very good data on voting and campaign finance laws. I have depended on them for years to learn what other states are doing.

The report makes some suggestions for Tennessee including:

Add additional search fields to the contributions database, such as donor employer and zip code, and contribution amount.

Summaries of candidates’ campaign financing are available from 1996 through 2006 and include totals raised and spent by each candidate, including totals from each reporting period.

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