Bill would ID Internet campaign contributors

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Democrat Sean Tevis of Olathe lost a Kansas
House race last fall.
But his Internet campaign gained notoriety for raising more than
$50,000 in contributions of less than $50. Under Kansas law, he
didn Questions were raised, and Tevis produced a list of every dollar
and contributor. Now Republican House member Scott Schwab of Olathe
has filed what he calls the ``Sean Tevis'' bill. The measure would
require any candidate who raises over $5,000 in contributions of
under $50 each to list the donors.
Tevis said the bill is unfair because it would place a
requirement on Internet fundraising that does not apply to
candidates who receive $5 donations at a campaign coffee.
Tevis said that some of his supporters have suggested, if the
measure becomes law, launching a campaign to give Schwab a penny
from each of 500,000 donors.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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