Wireless providers have doubts about texting campaign donations

People receive text messages on their mobile phone on April 22, 2012.

About a month back, the Federal Election Commission approved a proposal to allow campaign contributions via text message. Both Obama and Romney camps have showed their support for the plan.

But now Reuters is reporting that wireless carriers in the country might not be so easy to convince.

Here to talk with us in today's Mid-day Extra is Scott Thomas, of the law firm Dickstein Shapiro. He's a former Federal Election Commission chairman, and he explains what's at stake for each side of the ongoing debate around campaign donations received via text.

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Jeremy Hobson is host of Marketplace Morning Report, where he looks at business news from a global perspective to prepare listeners for the day ahead.

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