Campaign Finance Limits Waived In Pittsburgh's Mayoral Race

Law360, Philadelphia (April 4, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday that new campaign contribution limits won't apply to Pittsburgh's upcoming mayoral election, as a candidate triggered the law's “millionaire clause” by making a contribution to his campaign exceeding $50,000, thus voiding the limitations on contributions for all candidates.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge Joseph James found that Pittsburgh City Controller Michael Lamb, who withdrew from the race on April 1, triggered the clause — part of a 2009 campaign finance law — allowing candidates to give themselves as much...
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