Nixon Will Refund Contributions

1 decade 9 months 4 days ago Friday, September 14 2007 Sep 14, 2007 Friday, September 14, 2007 5:29:56 AM CDT September 14, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Democratic Attorney General Jay Nixon says he expects to return any money raised for his gubernatorial campaign that exceeded revived contribution limits. Republican Gov. Matt Blunt made no such commitment. And Nixon's campaign didn't say whether he would follow through on the refunds if Blunt does not. The Missouri Ethics Commission decided this week to notify candidates who received excess donations that they may be violating campaign finance laws under a July state Supreme Court decision. By then Blunt already had raised almost 4 million dollars in contributions above the limits and Nixon had taken in over 1 million dollars beyond limits. Last month the high court left it to the Ethics Commission to decide whether particular candidates must refund that money.

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