SF Gate: Suit Aims to Block Hike in Campaign Contributions

By SF Gate

A lawsuit filed with the Arizona Supreme Court aims to block the increase in campaign-contribution limits.

The special action was filed Wednesday by the Citizens Clean Elections Commission, commissioner Louis Hoffman, the Arizona Advocacy Network and Democratic state Rep.Victoria Steele.

The suit seeks to block House Bill 2593 from taking effect on Sept. 13, saying quick action is needed before candidates get too deep into the 2014 campaign cycle.

It says state lawmakers were wrong to raise campaign-contribution limits by up to 10 times the current caps without asking voters to approve the move.

The Arizona Republic says legislators who favored the bill argued Arizona's contribution limits are too low.

The newspaper says that was a position supported by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.

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