House leaders find common ground on campaign finance reform

HARTFORD, Conn. – Both House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and incoming House Minority Leader Themis Klarides said Thursday that fixing the state’s public financing system is one of the thorny issues they hope to tackle during the upcoming legislative session.

Sharkey, head of the Democratic majority, said he thinks the legislature needs to look at some of the changes it made back in 2013 when it changed the law to allow state parties to give unlimited amounts of money to publicly financed candidates.

“I think if the state party is allowed to accept contributions and then distribute out, at will, whatever money they bring in to individual candidates, I think that damages the credibility of what we all commit to doing if we sign up for the public financing system,” Sharkey said.

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