Governing: Voters Given Opportunities to Limit Money's Role in U.S. Politics
"This issue is resonating more with voters," said Catie Kelley of the Campaign Legal Center, which favors regulation of money in politics.
While previous election cycles might have seen maybe one measure related to campaign finance restrictions, there are a total of five this year. Both Ferguson and Kelley said voters are frustrated with the lack of lawmakers' action on this issue.
"The common theme we've heard is that 'we'd be happy to do this through the legislative process,'" said Kelley. "There's a real sense of frustration that [ballot measures] are the only way to get these reforms passed."