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Ohio will (or will not) allow corporate and union money in campaigns

AP reports: Voter advocacy groups say a century-old ban on corporate and union contributions to political candidates would be lifted under a bill before House lawmakers.

The groups say the latest version of proposed changes to Ohio's campaign finance laws improperly equates these groups with "persons" in a manner that would give them further political influence. ...

Rep. Kevin DeWine, lead sponsor of the measure in the House, said the bill has been misunderstood and would not eliminate the ban on corporate giving. But he's working to rewrite the bill to make that absolutely clear.

Dewine said the bill's main goal is to require full disclosure of all contributions to independent groups running TV ads that don't specifically call for the election of a candidate. -- AP Wire | 11/15/2004 | Lawmakers debate expanding corporate giving in campaigns