(excerpt from) PolitickerNJ
Daggett proposes luxury tax on self-funded campaigns
By Matt Friedman
TRENTON — Independent gubernatorial candidate Christopher Daggett wants to institute a “luxury tax” on wealthy self-funding political candidates, a jab at Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine, who spent more than $100 million of his own money to finance his political career.
Daggett suggested a 33% tax on a candidates’ who raise more than twice the amount at which publicly-financed candidates are capped (currently $10.9 million for the general election), which he said might be constitutional, as opposed to limiting how much candidates could spend. The receipts would then be distributed to the other candidates proportional to how much they raised.
The proposal is based on Major League Baseball’s policy on teams that outspend a pre-set cap…
A Quinnipiac poll from this month put Daggett’s support at 7%, but he said he was encouraged by an internal Democratic poll that showed him at 10%…