Kansas House candidate Charles Smith's campaign finance report includes payment of nearly $5,000 to a Catholic church in Pittsburg for postage costs of campaign mailers, a collaboration that may not be against state law but could run afoul of Internal Revenue Service rules for nonprofit churches. (Submitted/Kansas Reflector)
GOP House candidate Charles Smith raises IRS issues by paying Pittsburg church $4,700 for postage costs of sending campaign mailers.

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