Lawsuit seeks to stop campaign contribution limits approved by Missouri voters last month

A long-running effort to end the era of megadonors in Missouri elections is again being challenged in federal court.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the same group that unsuccessfully sought to block a statewide referendum on contributions before the Nov. 8 election argues that the change in the Constitution approved by voters unfairly limits some businesses and associations from giving money to campaigns.

In particular, the change approved by voters would stop the Association of Missouri Electrical Cooperatives from donating to campaigns and political action committees, violating the free speech rights of its members, the lawsuit notes.

The legal action came one day before the new limits were set to kick in after 70 percent of the voters last month said they favored restoring limits.

Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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