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Unlimited Campaign Contributions
4:20 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Alabama Campaign Contribution Cap Ends Thursday

Corporations can make unlimited contributions to Alabama candidates for state and local offices starting Thursday.
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Starting Thursday, corporations can make unlimited contributions to Alabama candidates for state and local offices.


The Legislature passed a law to remove the $500 limit on corporate campaign contributions. A proponent of the law, Republican Rep. Mike Ball of Huntsville, said the cap didn't mean much because an attorney general's opinion allowed corporations to give $500 to a political action committee for every election in Alabama in one year. That meant a corporation could give several thousand dollars to a PAC, and it could give to multiple PACs.

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