Tennessee House sponsor seeks to revive campaign finance changes

Tennessee House sponsor seeks to revive campaign finance changes

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By ERIK SCHELZIG
Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) - The sponsor of a bill to boost the amount of money political groups can give to candidates and to do away with reporting requirements for donations by corporations says he is seeking to revive the measure that failed in the House on Wednesday.

House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada of Franklin tells The Associated Press he has persuaded enough colleagues to change their votes on the measure that earned 48 votes, just two short of the constitutional requirement for a bill to clear the House.

Critics say the measure would give too much power to the state parties and caucuses to bankroll campaigns and that it would create an honor system for corporate donations, because there would be no way to confirm how much money businesses have given.

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