Court Nixes Some Caps for Alaska Campaign Contributions

Associated Press

A divided federal appeals court panel has struck down several campaign contribution caps in Alaska, including a $500-a-year limit on what an individual can give a candidate. Erin Chlopak, director of campaign finance strategy with the Campaign Legal Center, which also supported the state’s position, said the higher nonresident caps in place for races like state Senate or governor were not challenged in the case and are unaffected.

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