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Two years ago Connecticut passed a strict campaign finance reform law and this November is the first election under the new public funded system.
The state expects nearly 80% of the candidates to use public money in November. The law was introduced as part of an ethics reform movement. It followed a series of state political scandals - including one that sent former Governor John Rowland to prison. It's the first state to pass this type of plan legislatively.
Today, Where We Live, a look inside the state's campaign financing system which has been called a "model" for other states, and how it compares to federal law.
But, two lawsuits are still pending against the law, one from state contractors who say it restricts their constitutional rights, another from minority parties who believe the threshold to receive public money is too high.
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