Kentucky Senate votes to double campaign contribution limits

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s race for governor could get a lot more expensive.

The state Senate voted 28-8 Monday to double the campaign contribution limits for candidates in an election cycle. The bill does not impact the May 19 primary for governor, but it would be in effect for the November general election if the House of Representatives approves it. House Speaker Greg Stumbo said he supports the bill.

The bill means individuals could donate up to $2,000 per candidate of their choice instead of $1,000. Additionally, the contribution limit would increase with the cost of inflation, much like the federal system.

Republican Sen. Chris McDaniel, who is running for lieutenant governor, and Sen. Whitney Westerfield, who is running for attorney general, both voted for the bill.

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