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State taxpayers pay legal costs of pro-Vitter super PAC

2 years 4 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, July 30 2015 Jul 30, 2015 July 30, 2015 7:32 AM July 30, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- Louisiana taxpayers have reimbursed more than $69,000 in legal fees paid by a super PAC supporting Republican U.S. David Vitter for governor.
    
The Fund for Louisiana's Future challenged the constitutionality of a Louisiana law limiting contributions in federal court last year and won. The state was required to pay the political action committee's legal expenses.
    
Payment by Louisiana's self-insurance program showed up on the PAC's campaign finance report.
    
The Fund for Louisiana's Future objected to a state law capping individual contributions to PACs at $100,000 for each four-year election cycle, saying that unconstitutionally limited free speech. A federal judge agreed.
    
The $69,336 in legal costs paid by the state are less than the nearly $150,000 the super PAC sought. That figure wasn't approved by the court.

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