In 2010, as an anti-incumbent wave swept the nation, more than 18 percent of New York State legislators did not even have an opponent.
We need competitive elections to have accountable government. Public campaign financing can help.
In 2010, the Brennan Center for Justice examined the New York City system, showing that a system based on small donations with a multiple match can change the dynamics of money in our politics. Specifically, the small donor multiple match system has the potential to transform our politics by incentivizing and supercharging grassroots fundraising.