Attorney general Hawley to appeal ruling on campaign finance limits

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley will appeal a court decision over campaign contribution limits, clashing with another prominent Missouri Republican in the process.

The law firm of Todd Graves, the state’s GOP chairman, led a suit against Amendment 2, a ballot initiative approved by voters in November.

The amendment restricted candidate donations to $2,600 and party contributions to $25,000. It also prohibited contributions between political action committees and some other committee transfers. That portion of the amendment was overturned by a federal district court in Kansas City.

A judge held that Amendment 2 unconstitutionally excluded certain corporations from contributing to political action committees, and further struck down the amendment’s ban on corporations and labor unions making contributions campaign committees.

Hawley noted that the amendment was approved by more than 70 percent of voters.

Read more: Missourinet


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