Limits raised on Philly campaign contributions

Campaigns in Philadelphia have received a cost-of-living adjustment.

When the campaign finance rules were first put in place in 2008, a provision was built in to increase the maximum contribution, said Shane Creamer, executive director of the City of Philadelphia Board of Ethics.

“The new limits for individual contributions have been raised from $2,600 to $2,900 and for political committees or businesses from $10,600 to $11,500,” he said.

Creamer said the board reviews the consumer price index in determining if the limits should increase.

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Candidates may also maintain a separate litigation fund if their spot on the ballot is challenged. Donors are allowed to give with the same limits to the legal funds.

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