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Federal Judge Reviewing Minnesota Campaign Finance Law

Created: 04/29/2014 7:29 AM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

This is a campaign year for many Minnesotans vying for public office, but the debate isn't over who will get elected. It will be centered on the money they're getting for their campaign and free speech.

A federal judge is reviewing a case Tuesday that could impact this year's elections. On Monday, judge heard arguments on Minnesota's "Special Sources Law."

According to the law, once a candidate reaches a certain dollar amount in donations, the donation limit per donor is cut in half.

The Executive Director for the Minnesota Campaign Fiance and Public Disclosure Board said the change would only double the amount candidates can take in from individuals.

The Institute for Justice says it is illegal and limits free speech.


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