Bennett Wants OK To Appear In Election Ads

Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:53am
Updated: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 7:46pm

Arizona Secretary of State Ken Bennett wants the Arizona Citizens Clean Elections Commission to sign off on his request to appear in voter education ads.

Bennett says in a letter to the commission that he wants to be sure he isn't breaking any rules because he's also running for governor as a publicly funded candidate.

The commission will consider the request at its meeting Thursday.

Bennett says his office plans ads to urge voters to return mail-in ballots as soon as possible and to vote using that ballot. He wants to avoid a repeat of a major vote-counting delay like what happened in the 2012 general election.

The Arizona Advocacy network is urging the commission to reject the ads because they will clearly benefit Bennett's campaign.