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The Sean Tevis Bill – The GOP Strikes Back at the Netroots

With all the sagacity of a man leaning against a post deriding “that new teller-fone down at Mable’s place”, Kansas Representative Scott Schwab (R-Olathe) has submitted a bill which would force only those who raise their campaign funding through netroots efforts to disclose all donor information.

The key to the bill is that it only effects those who raise more than $5,000 in under $50 donations (a huge number in Kansas state terms, broken only by Sean Tevis in his historic campaign).


Mr. Tevis has his own response online, a fact that has probably sent Mr. Schwab scurrying to a teenager to have them print it out for him on vellum.  Since this response the bill has been altered to raise the lower limit from $1,000 in donations to $5,000, perhaps in response to suggestions that 100,000 people should donate one penny each to Mr. Schwab (that’s OK, 500,000 names would be even more fun to see him try to produce).