Democrat Daniel Patterson was informed today that he has qualified for $12,921 in Clean Elections funding for his campaign in Legislative District 29.
Patterson is the second Democrat in the seven-way super-slam to receive a check; the first was physician Matt Heinz.
To qualify for Clean Elections funding, legislative candidates have to collect a minimum of 220 $5 contributions from residents of their districts.
Corporation Commission candidates have a higher hurdle; they must collect 1,650 $5 contributions from Arizona residents. They get more money for their primary races–$82,650–but they also have to run statewide. That’s a pretty paltry sum when you’re talking about reaching voters all across the state.
Here’s the list of other candidates who have received funding for Clean Elections this year.