Clean Elections Commission decision could cost Brewer's campaign $1.4 million

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PHOENIX - Governor Jan Brewer's campaign staff is angry with the Clean Elections Commission.

On Monday the group refused to seek clarification of a court order that struck down the matching funds provision of the Clean Elections Law.

That was seen as the first step in eventually allowing the governor to raise $1.4 million from private sources.
The money is reportedly needed by the governor's campaign to counter attack ads on behalf of her challenger, Buzz Mills.

An attorney for Brewer's campaign also questions why commissioners were taking legal advice from a lawyer appointed by Attorney General Terry Goddard.

Goddard is the presumptive democratic candidate for governor. Commission members deny any political wrongdoing.