“A modest political investment in electing clean candidates to the key Secretary of State offices is an efficient way to protect the election in 2008.”
That’s the pitch at a website which has endorsed SoS candidates in seven states, including Iowa. They even claim to have raised over $8000 for Iowa’s candidate, Democrat Mike Mauro of Des Moines. That figure is up more than $1000 since I first saw the website a week ago, so business is pretty brisk, I’d say. Mauro is third highest beneficiary of their fundraising.
Here’s a bit from their endorsement of Mauro:
Mauro believes a photo ID requirement would make it harder for some citizens to vote and says that “life circumstance should not make a person a disenfranchised voter.” Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack has been a vocal supporter of Mauro’s candidacy, praising Mauro’s efforts to simplify the registration process and make voting more accessible. Mauro supports a voter verified paper trail.
The website is a project of Democratic activist James Rucker of California. The endorsed candidates are all Democrats, but the project is not authorized by any candidate.