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Supreme Court Strikes Down Some Limits On Campaign Contributions

OPB | April 2, 2014 12:06 p.m. | Updated: April 2, 2014 2:01 p.m.

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In a 5-to-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down some limits on federal campaign contributions Wednesday. The ruling affects individual contributions to federal candidates and political parties. Currently, the limits allow individuals to give no more than $74,600 to political parties and no more than $48,600 to candidates collectively every two years. Those ruling removes those limits, but leaves in place a limit of $2,600 per candidate per election.

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