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Sorrell: Same money limits whether primary or not

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Attorney General William Sorrell has issued a guidance saying that political candidates should face the same caps on contributions by donors, even if some face a primary and others do not.

Current Vermont law says individual donors may give candidates up to $2,000 per election, while political action committees may give $6,000. Sorrell says candidates who had primaries were considered able to raise twice as much as those without.

But the attorney general says a recent federal appeals court decision makes that interpretation of the law likely open to challenge.

He says until Vermont's new campaign finance law becomes effective in January, candidates with or without primaries should hold themselves to the same limits. Sorrell says that will be the case under the new law.

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