FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Candidates for governor who donate at least $1 million to their own campaigns would automatically increase the contribution limits of their opponents under a bill the Kentucky House approved Monday.
Under the bill, sponsored by House Speaker Greg Stumbo, when a candidate for governor donates at least $1 million to his or her campaign, the contribution limits for every other candidate would increase to $2,500 from $1,000.
Rep. Joseph Fischer, R-Fort Thomas, said he voted against the bill because the contribution limits would not change for the candidate who donated $1 million to his or her campaign.
The bill now heads to the Republican-controlled Senate.
The legislation is HB 366.