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Campaign finance reform spawning young donors

Donors are skirting campaign finance laws by making campaign contributions in their young children's names according to a report by Matthew Mosk of The Washington Post. "Although campaign finance laws set a limit of $2,300 per donor per campaign, they do not explicitly bar donors based on age. And young donors abound in the fundraising reports filed by presidential contenders this year." Contributions from donors identifing themselves as "students" have risen significantly in the last several years, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Students gave $338,464 in the first six months of 2000, compared to $1,967,111 this year.

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