Group not bound to name donors for creating political ads in Kansas

KNSS News
January 03, 2020 - 8:40 pm
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A group that sponsored ads promoting Republican Kris Kobach during his 2018 run for Kansas governor says it isn't legally required to disclose its donors to the public. 

The Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission has given Per Aspera Policy until Jan. 15 to file public reports on its activities during the last governor's race. 

The commission issued a notice to the group this past week. But a Washington attorney representing the group told the commission in a letter that it is not required to disclose any information under Kansas law because its ads did not “expressly advocate” Kobach's election. 
 

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