Campaigning With Claire

1 decade 1 year 9 months ago Thursday, March 22 2007 Mar 22, 2007 Thursday, March 22, 2007 1:52:31 PM CDT March 22, 2007 in News
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Senator Claire McCaskill can raise unlimited funds to recover the $1.6 million she lent to her failed 2004 campaign for governor. Federal regulators in Washington ruled this morning that McCaskill can go by the rules of a new Missouri Law that took effect this year which removes campaign finance limits for state races. But McCaskill's office said she plans to self-impose limits on what she raises that are similar to those under federal law. Those statutes place a $2300 cap on donations from individuals and a $5,000 limit on those from political action committees. Republicans have criticized the Democratic senator, claiming she's trying to bypass federal election law. But McCaskill says she's only following the state law made under Republican leadership. McCaskill is cosponsoring a federal campaign finance reform bill, one that creates a system of public funding for federal campaigns.

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