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Chris Koster cracks down...on himself

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is out with a new set of policies aimed at insuring that donors to his campaigns have no business before his office.

The news standards, obtained by St. Louis Public Radio, includes rules that bar Koster from accepting donations from those who have cases before his office or who have cases that have been resolved in the preceding 90 days.

Koster, a Democrat who is running for Missouri governor, also said he won’t take donations from lobbyists or attorneys who represent individuals with cases before his office.

“My goal is to put in place a contribution policy that increases confidence in the electoral process,” Koster said in a statement.

In the future, donors will have to complete a written declaration that attests that the contributor has no pending business before Koster’s office.

The policies comes in the wake of a New York Times story that linked campaign contributions to Koster to actions his office has taken, including the termination of investigations.