Stein Fails To Qualify For Public Campaign Funds

Green-Rainbow candidate for governor Jill Stein has fallen short of a key fundraising goal.

Stein needed more than $125,0000 in qualifying donations by last Friday to obtain up to $519,000 in public campaign funds.

Office of Campaign and Political Finance Deputy Director Brad Balzer said Stein fell $3,000 short. Stein would have initially gotten $125,000 and then received additional funds as she raised more money.

Last Friday, Stein said she’d raised nearly $130,000. Balzer said under the law, only the first $250 from an individual contribution can be counted.

Independent candidate Timothy P. Cahill is now eligible for the maximum $750,000 allowed. Democratic Gov. Deval L. Patrick and Republican Charles D. Baker were not seeking public funds.

A call to Stein’s campaign was not immediately returned.

This program aired on September 29, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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