States race to increase donation limits to counter influence of outside money

In response to the flood of outside money in politics, states from Alabama to Wyoming are boosting donation limits to rake in bigger contributions for their campaigns.

Nine states have approved higher campaign contribution limits. Most recently in Michigan, when on Thursday a new measure was approved that would double to $6,800 the amount of money a candidate for statewide office can accept from individuals.

Supporters of the measure say that it will level the in-state playing field to allow more people to give more money to the politicians they support. We think it just continues to allow the wealthiest individuals to have higher influence in elections (especially considering in states like Michigan only 826 people hit the spending limits last year).

What do you think?

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