Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Finally . . . They're Giving It Back

Gov. Matt Blunt and Attorney General Jay Nixon both say they will refund the money that they received above Missouri's campaign-contribution limits.

Their announcements will mean a multi-million-dollar subtraction from their campaign accounts for the governor's race in 2008.

A law that took effect in January repealed Missouri's campaign-contribution limits. The Missouri Supreme Court reinstated the limits this summer and directed the Ethics Commission to enforce its ruling. The Ethics Commission gave candidates a deadline of Monday to decide whether to refund the excess contributions or seek an exemption on grounds that returning the money posed a hardship.

Blunt will have to return nearly $4.5 million. Nixon will have to give back more than $1.3 million.

1 comment:

Richard said...

oh great. Now we can watch the wild wild west play out as candidates drive their armored trucks thru the finance law loopholes and launder their money thru local party committees ala Koster and Sinqufied.