KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline's campaign manager says a fundraising request made in the name of an anti-abortion group was a "terrible mistake.''
Jennifer Giroux, who belongs to the Ohio-based anti-abortion group Women Influencing the Nation, recently moved to Kansas to run Kline's campaign. She told The Kansas City Star that a "Web guy'' erroneously sent the request last week on the organization's letterhead.
Giroux said a retraction was sent out the next day. How many letters were sent and the number of people who responded with a contribution is unknown.
Giroux said the gaffe was not a problem for the campaign. But she said it could hurt the anti-abortion group because of its tax-exempt status, it's barred from endorsing candidates and could potentially lose the exemption.
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