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Campaign Contribution Caps Tossed in Montana

Cha-ching!

That’s the sound of the monetary flood gates opening to candidates for state offices after a federal judge ruled the Montana government cannot limit how much individuals donate to campaigns.

The ruling, handed down by U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell Wednesday, comes just about a month before Election Day.

Before the ruling, individuals could donate up to $160 to a legislative candidate and $630 for a gubernatorial nominee. Now, individuals can donate unlimited amounts to candidates in any race.

Source: Watchdog.org. Read full article. (link)

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