BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Board of Ethics has refused to scrap the state’s donor limits to political action committees.
The state currently caps the contributions at $100,000 for each election cycle. Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited funds to help candidates at the federal level.
Charlie Spies is the lawyer for a super PAC supporting Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter, called the Fund for Louisiana’s Future. Spies says the Louisiana limit doesn’t comply with a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling, and he says the ethics board shouldn’t be enforcing the cap.
But 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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