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Judge rules in favor of pro-Vitter super PAC

2 years 11 months 3 weeks ago May 02, 2014 May 2, 2014 Friday, May 02 2014 May 02, 2014 3:15 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has ruled that a super PAC supporting Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter can raise unlimited amounts of money for Vitter, who is running for governor in 2015.

Judge Martin Feldman issued the decision Friday, declaring that the Fund for Louisiana's Future won't have to comply with a state law capping contributions at $100,000 for each election cycle.

The super PAC had argued the restriction unconstitutionally limits free speech of political action groups. Feldman agreed, saying the Fund for Louisiana's Future would face "significant and irreparable injury" if the donation cap was enforced.

Charlie Spies, the PAC treasurer says he is gratified by the decision.

Kathleen Allen, administrator for the Board of Ethics, says the board will decide whether to appeal the judge's ruling at its meeting this month.

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