Several Iowa state legislators have introduced SSB 1072, which would establish public funding for candidates for partisan state office. To qualify, candidates for Governor would need to receive contributions of at least $5 from each of 2,000 individuals, with 500 from each of the four U.S. House districts. The donors would also need to sign a petition.
Candidates for State Senate would need contributions from 200 voters in that district; representatives would need 100.
The bill does not discriminate for or against any type of candidate, except that during the primary season, candidates who were not running in a primary would only receive one-fourth as much public funding as candidates who are running in a primary. Here is a copy of the bill.