RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A push to convey Virginia consistent with virtually each different state and ban the personal use of campaign funds has little probability of good fortune this 12 months.
Elected officers in each events have advocated for a ban, together with Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam.
But a Senate panel voted Tuesday towards a invoice to limit the usage of campaign funds for personal use, as a substitute sending the measure for additional learn about. The transfer alerts that there aren’t sufficient votes within the Senate to pass the measure this 12 months.
Virginia is one of handful of states that don't outlaw the personal use of campaign funds and usually has one of the least regulated campaign finance techniques within the nation.