Campaign donations may be used to pay for child care, ethics commission says

MADISON - The state ethics commission said this week candidates may use campaign donations to pay for child care costs.

The advisory opinion was issued after the campaign of Cynthia Kaump, a candidate for state treasurer, asked the commission to weigh on whether candidates may use money raised by their campaigns to pay for child care while candidates campaign. 

Kaump is a single mother, and in a statement said she hopes the decision will encourage more women to run for local, state or federal offices.