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GOP, Democrats unite to seek fundraising changes

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Posted: Jul 26, 2014 4:38 PM by MELINDA DESLATTE
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Louisiana, Politics, Republican, Democrat, GOP, fundraising

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's Republican and Democratic parties rarely agree on much, but they've found common ground on an issue that hits both of them in the pocketbooks.

Leaders of the two state parties are aligned in their push to get fundraising rules changed. The parties want to compete with super PACs and other political organizations that have fewer limits on the campaign cash they can receive and the way they can spend those dollars.

Jason Dore of the Republican Party of Louisiana and Stephen Handwerk of the Louisiana Democratic Party sat down together to talk about campaign finance rules they say make it more difficult for state parties to raise money.

Recent court rulings have loosened campaign finance rules for outside organizations that aren't affiliated with state parties.

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