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PolitiFact Florida: Weatherford claim on campaign contribution limits is False



Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford does not have kind words for the state's $500 limit on individual campaign contributions.

He’s called the cap archaic, emasculatingand ineffective, saying lawmakers bypass the $500 per election threshold by raising unlimited amounts of money from loosely regulated political committees.

Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, says increasing the limit on individual campaign contributions will make Florida’s campaign finance system more transparent.

"We have the second-lowest contribution limit in the entire country," Weatherford said in driving home the point to news editors and reporters in Tallahassee on Jan. 30, 2013.

Really? Check out the fact-check on his claim here.

[Last modified: Friday, February 8, 2013 2:23pm]


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