Kentucky Equalizes All Political Parties on the Issue of Donation Limits on Political Parties

On August 29, the Kentucky State Board of Elections unanimously resolved to treat all political parties equally, in the matter of how much money parties may contribute to their own nominees. Existing law provides that ballot-qualified parties may contribute up to $10,000 to any party nominee. Furthermore, if the nominee raised more than $10,000 from other sources, the cap on the party’s contribution rose to match the amount received from other sources. But the law seemed to limit donations from unqualified parties to their nominees to only $1,000.

Under the new policy, the unqualified parties will be treated the same as qualified parties, for purposes of determining limits on party contributions to party nominees. The Libertarian Party is responsible for raising this issue. Thanks to Ken Moellman for the news.

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