Contribution limit rises for political donors in Georgia

Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 1:22 PM EDT
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ATLANTA (AP) — Candidates seeking election to statewide offices in Georgia can now legally accept more from each donor.

The state ethics commission voted Thursday to raise contribution limits for statewide candidates to $7,600 from $7,000 for each primary and general election.

Contributions for runoffs are now limited to $4,500, up from $4,100. Donors can give each candidate for the state House and Senate and local offices up to $3,000 for each general and primary election.

That’s an increase from $2,800.

Those candidates can take up to $1,600 for each runoff, above the current $1,500 ceiling. The changes take effect immediately.

The commission is legally required to raise contribution limits to account for inflation.

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