Gillibrand wants to give voters 00 to donate to campaigns

Gillibrand wants to give voters 00 to donate to campaigns
2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaks during a meet and greet with local residents, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Indianola, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand has announced a plan to give every voter up to 00 in vouchers to donate to a spate of federal candidates.

But those candidates accepting such contributions would have to forgo contributions larger than 00 per donor.

The New York senator’s “Democracy dollars” would provide every eligible voter 00 to donate in primary elections and 00 in general elections to presidential, Senate and House candidates.

Candidates accepting them would have to agree to a 00-per-voter cap on individual contributions. That’s a significant drop from the current per-donor limit of ,800 in primary elections and another ,800 in general elections.

Outside political groups aren’t subject to contribution limits. But Gillibrand and other top Democratic 2020 presidential candidates have vowed not to take donations from such groups.