Vitter's hunt for super PAC cash limited — but watch out, alligators

by - May 28, 2013

That’s because federal law prohibits federal candidates from officeholders from soliciting contributions in excess of $5,000 per year for super PACs, even though the groups may accept contributions of unlimited size. It also doesn't matter "whether the funds are used for state or federal election work,” attorney Paul S. Ryan of the Campaign Legal Center told the Center for Public Integrity. “The donor can always give as much as they choose to,” added Joe Birkenstock, an attorney at Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C. “It’s a limit on what can be asked.”

The Center for Public Integrity

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