Republicans and Democrats on a Kansas legislative committee have recommended that the contribution limit for governor and other statewide offices be doubled.
The $2,000 cap would increase to $4,000 for the primary election and $4,000 more fore the general.
Members of both parties agreed that the influx of money from special-interest groups has made it more difficult for candidates to pitch their own stories to voters.
“It’s a good time to do it,” said state Rep. Tom Sawyer, a Wichita Democrat who ran for governor back in the 1990s. “It’s hard for candidates to defend themselves.”
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The Kansas Legislature has to approve the recommendation before it would go into effect.