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Thursday, March 29, 2007


Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan on March 28 ruled unconstitutional a year-old law establishing a moratorium on fundraising by political candidates during the legislative session. The ruling makes permanent a temporary order Callahan issued in January preventing the fundraising blackout period from being enforced.

Another provision of the law that repealed Missouri’s voter-approved limits on individual donations to candidates wasn’t affected by Callahan’s decision. As a result, candidates may accept unlimited amounts year-round.


Anonymous said...

I'm curious about the process. While this judge might have made it possible for you to raise money year round, how difficult would it be for you to raise money as a Representative who is term limited out? Assuming you were to choose to pursue another elected position, it seems like that status would have you playing with one hand tied behind your back. Is that as difficult a situation as I'm assuming it to be?

State Rep. Mike Daus said...

The last time I requested contributions was the summer of 2001 so I’m probably not the best term limited rep. to ask that question. I would say that being a member of the minority party and not chairing a committee probably has more to do with your ability to raise money than being term limited out.