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Monday, February 07, 2005

Supreme Court Revises Judicial Campaign Limits

According to a news release from last Friday:

"The Supreme Court of Ohio today announced changes to campaign finance contribution limits for candidates running for judge in Ohio. The increases in contribution limits are intended in part to allow donors greater ability to participate in judicial campaigns through contributions to candidate funds rather than third-party issue advocacy groups, which have sullied past campaigns."

A chart of the limitations can be found here. A complete version of the revised rules can be found here. The changes in the contribution limits adopted by the Supreme Court became effective Feb. 1, 2005 and now apply to judicial candidates who campaign for judicial offices that will appear on the ballot in calendar year 2005 and subsequent years. The contribution limits in effect prior to Feb. 1, 2005 apply to fundraising on behalf of judicial candidates who campaigned for judicial offices that appeared on the ballot in 2004.



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