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BitBeat: Republicans Taking Charge of Bitcoin Donations

–As bitcoin establishes a modest role in the 2014 election campaign, there’s a definite right-leaning bias to its presence.

Although Rep. Jared Polis (D., Colo.) is one of the more prominent bitcoin boosters in Congress, most other politicians accepting digital-currency-based donations hail from the ranks of small-government conservatives. That’s evident from a new list of bitcoin-accepting candidates and groups added Thursday, one that includes a Republican gubernatorial candidate from New Hampshire and the libertarian-minded Republican Liberty Caucus. There are now more than 30 candidates, party organizations and PACs accepting bitcoin, according to a rough count that’s partly based on data compiled by Make Your Laws, a non-partisan political action committee focused on campaign finance reform.


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