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Board of Ethics keeps PAC limits

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Posted: Jan 17, 2014 12:10 PM
Updated: Jan 17, 2014 12:30 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: board of ethics, pac, super pac, donations, limits, david vitter, vitter, spies, charlie spies

BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Board of Ethics is keeping limits on donations from political action committees in place.

The state has a limit of $100,000 for each election cycle. On the federal level, Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited funds.

A lawyer for a Super PAC supporting U.S. Sen. David Vitter says Louisiana doesn't comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Charlie Spies says the ethics board shouldn't be enforcing the cap. He's the lawyer for the Fund for Louisiana's Future.

Members of the ethics board say they don't have the jurisdiction to declare a state law unenforceable or unconstitutional.

Spies says he expects someone to challenge the state donor limit in federal court.

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