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Maximum givers

Hundreds of people have given the maximum $25,000 per year they can send to the national party committees since a law capped their donations.

The Republican National Committee has landed the most maximum donors - at least 700 since a ban on corporate, union and unlimited donations known as soft money took effect starting with the 2003-04 election cycle, separate reviews by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics and campaign finance tracking service Political Money Line found.

Under the new law, parties can accept up to $25,000 a year from individuals and political action committees.

Among the Democrats, the Democratic National Committee has logged roughly 220 maxed-out individual donors; the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, about 190; and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, about 105. -- AP Wire | 03/12/2004 | Hundreds reach campaign donation maximum (AP)