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Section 11. No person, no political committee and no person acting under the authority of a political committee or in its behalf, shall demand, solicit, ask or invite from a candidate for nomination or election to public office, or a person occupying an elective public office, any payment or gift of money or other valuable thing, or promise of payment or gift of money or other valuable thing for advertising, gratuities, donations, tickets, programs, or any other purpose whatsoever; and no such candidate for nomination or election, and no one occupying an elective public office, shall make any such payment or gift, or promise to make any such payment or gift, to any person, political committee, or any person acting under the authority of a political committee, if such person or political committee has demanded, solicited, asked, or invited from him any such payment, gift or promise of payment or gift; but this section shall not apply to the soliciting or making in good faith of gifts for charitable or religious purposes.

Violation of any provision of this section shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars.

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