In 2014, the state doubled the contribution cap for municipal campaigns. You’ll never guess what happened next

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Greta Kaul They say nature abhors a vacuum, and that is perhaps nowhere more true than in the world of campaign finance. Take the Minneapolis mayor’s race. Back in 2014, the state legislature upped campaign contribution limits, including an increase from $500 per individual to $1,000 per individual in a mayor’s race in a city the size of Minneapolis (they were also doubled in city council races, from $300 to $600). As of last week’s reports, it’s clear that donors have stepped in to fill these new, higher limits. In fact, in the  Jan. 1 through July 25 period covered by the reports, more than 350 individuals or couples (who may donate up to $2,000) donating to mayoral campaigns had already hit the campaign contribution...
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