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Newspaper Review Finds Questionable Campaign Donations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A newspaper's review of campaign finance
records found a number of students, secretaries and bookkeepers
giving big money in the May primary races for governor.

The Louisville Courier-Journal reported there were more than
seven thousand people who gave maximum contributions to
gubernatorial candidates in the May primary.

Democrat Steve Beshear emerged from a crowded primary to
challenge Governor Ernie Fletcher, a Republican, in the November
6th election.

The newspaper's review found that among the donors were
thousands of people who listed such occupations as attorney, doctor
or developer.

But there were also 47 students, 36 office managers, 31
secretaries, 16 bookkeepers, 14 administrative assistants, 12
clerks, five paralegals, five factory workers and three
receptionists in that category.

The review prompted Beshear's campaign to refund a
one-thousand-dollar contribution. Beshear's campaign spokeswoman
Vicki Glass says the campaign returns any questionable
contributions.


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