Here’s an idea. Once a person is elected, they never have to run for re-election. They DO, however, have to face the voters at the end of their term and (assuming they want another term), get 50+% of them to vote for him to have another term. Nobody to run against, no campaigning, no ads, no campaign contributions or fundraising — just their record and whether we like it or not. If more than 50% vote YES, then they stay. If more than 50% vote NO, then they are out at the end of the term, and an actual election is held (the incumbent would be ineligible to run).