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Lawmakers say Youngkin backs ban on Dominion campaign cash

Lee Ware, Patrick Hope, Danny Marshall
Posted at 8:23 PM, Jan 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-26 20:23:05-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- A bipartisan trio of Virginia lawmakers says Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration has conveyed the governor’s support for bills that would ban Dominion Energy and certain other public utilities from making campaign contributions.

The lawmakers said Wednesday that they thought having the governor’s backing would give their bills a better shot at passage.

Similar efforts in previous years aimed at reining in the company’s outsize influence on energy policy have gone nowhere.

Dominion spokesman Rayhan Daudani said the company's position is that “campaign finance laws should apply to all equally.”

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