Begich’s Alaskan Disclosure
Validating my endorsement of his candidacy, Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich has both raised $1 million in the last quarter, possibly outraising the ethically challenged Senator Ted Stevens, but he has chosen to disclose every single one of his contributions, even the small-dollar ones (under $200) that don’t require disclosure.
This isn’t just disclosing it to the press – he’s placed his FEC filing on the web, so anyone can go look at what he has done in this campaign. And while you’re at it, one can also look at his financial disclosures, showing exactly where his income and assets come from.
Very smart move, and a good faith effort at showing how the ethics of campaign finance really should be handled.
So, go ahead. Donate to Mark Begich and any one else on my list for 2008.
Oh, and if you’re wondering, my $15 donation to Mayor Begich appears on page 1,628 of the 2,163 page report. I’m probably going to add to that later today.