Subject:
Campaign Contribution Limits Increased


Details:

The Ethics in Government Act, specifically O.C.G.A. § 21-5-41(k), directs the State Ethics Commission to raise or lower the maximum contribution limits set forth in O.C.G.A. § 21-5-41 by $100 increments based on inflation or deflation as determined by the Consumer Price Index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor. Such limitations shall apply until they are subsequently reviewed by the Commission. On December 2, 2010, the Commission approved an increase in the maximum contribution limits as follows:
the $6,100 contribution limit has been increased to $6,300;
the $3,600 contribution limit has increased to $3,700;
the $2,400 contribution limit has increased to $2,500; and
the $1,200 contribution limit has increased to $1,300.

Candidates for State-Wide Offices
No person, corporation, political committee, or political party shall make, and no candidate or campaign committee shall receive from any such entity, contributions to any candidate for state-wide elected office which in the aggregate for an election cycle exceed:
- Six thousand three hundred dollars ($6,300.00) for a primary election
- Three thousand seven hundred dollars ($3,700.00) for a primary run-off election
- Six thousand three hundred dollars ($6,300.00) for a general election
- Three thousand seven hundred dollars ($3,700.00) for a general run-off election

Candidates for All Other Offices
No person, corporation, political committee, or political party shall make, and no candidate or campaign committee shall receive from any such entity, contributions to any candidate for the General Assembly or public office other than state-wide elected office which in the aggregate for an election cycle exceed:
- Two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) for a primary election
- One thousand three hundred dollars ($1,300.00) for a primary run-off election
- Two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) for a general election
- One thousand three hundred dollars ($1,300.00) for a general run-off election


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