A parade of political operatives, campaign watchdogs and current and former politicians are on deck to take the witness stand starting Monday in a constitutional challenge brought by Republican supporters who seek to loosen the state's campaign finance laws.
A key issue in the trial is whether campaign contributions have a corrupting effect on politics. The defendants in the case -- the Alaska Public Offices Commission -- say they can, and need to be tightly controlled.
"... rising political consultant John-Henry Heckendorn, who earlier this month helped four Anchorage Assembly candidates win seats, is expected to provide testimony supporting the state's view that current campaign limits allow candidates to run effective campaigns..."
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