Campaign Contribution Limit Measure Will Appear On Ballot
A Missouri initiative to re-instate campaign contribution limits has cleared its final legal hurdle to appear on the November ballot. The state Supreme Court on Monday turned down a request to hear a challenge of the proposed constitutional amendment. The proposal known as Constitutional Amendment Two would limit contributions to candidates to 26-hundred dollars per election and cap donations to political parties at 25-thousand dollars. Missouri’s previous campaign contribution limits were repealed in 2008. Since then, some donors have routinely given five- and six-figure checks. The Supreme Court allowed an appeals court decision from last week to stand, which said opponents must wait until after the election to raise claims that the measure violates free speech and association rights.