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TX: GOP wants to solicit donations via text message

By   /   September 27, 2012  /   Comments Off

By Steve Miller | Texas Watchdog

Soliciting political donations via text message is done in California and Maryland.

AUSTIN — A Republican political committee has asked the Texas Ethics Commission to decide if it can receive small-scale political contributions via text message, as is done in California and Maryland.

The Harris County Republicans posed the question in a 72-page request that includes examples of previously approved rules.

The group would use a smartphone application that identifies phone contacts who are registered voters in a given area.

The app then has a window that permits one-touch calls or emails to the voter. If the voter is amenable to the idea of texting a contribution, the process is completed.

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