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Millionaire's amendment to be used in Florida

Republican Karen Saull plans to begin television advertising on Wednesday in her fledgling bid for U.S. Senate, highlighting her roots as a successful business owner and a "conservative tax cutter." ...

In paperwork filed with the Federal Election Commission, Saull indicated plans to spend more than $4.8 million of her personal money in the race. Wilson said the figure was a "ballpark guesstimate" but expected the campaign would soon surpass the $1.3 million mark in expenditures.

That would trigger the "millionaire's amendment" under federal election law, allowing primary rivals to increase the amount of money they can collect from donors. Republican businessman Doug Gallagher recently crossed the figure, having spent more than $2.5 million. -- Saull to begin advertising in her Senate campaign (AP via theledger.com)