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Utah governor favors unlimited campaign donations

Utah governor favors unlimited campaign donations



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert says he doesn't favor placing limits on how much money someone can donate to a campaign, but says he would support a law requiring disclosure within 48 hours.

Herbert told The Associated Press in a recent interview that placing a limit on how much money candidates can receive from any one donor could end up being the equivalent of placing a sign in front of the Capitol saying: "Only the rich need apply."

Utah is one of just a handful of states that places no limits on campaign contributions or where they can come from.

Herbert says campaign contribution limits also violate the constitutional right to free speech, although federal courts have ruled otherwise.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Brock Vergakis Writer

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