Without the matching funds, the person who runs against a self-financed candidate would be dead in the water.
Albany, NY, Jan 09, 2012 — Governor Cuomo called in his State of the State message for public campaign financing reform. He's looking to base campaign financing on a model currently in use in New York City. Proponents, including those who have studied the model as well as public finance systems in other states, believe it can work. In Albany, Karen DeWitt has that story.