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Spencer Bachus over-donates to two GOP candidates

The Birmingham News reports: Two candidates in a special state legislative election returned a total of $1,500 to U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus' re-election account because the donations exceeded new state limits.

Bachus, R-Vestavia Hills, reported the Nov. 23 refunds to the Federal Election Commission in a Dec. 5 letter.

The Alabama Legislature last year changed Alabama's campaign finance law to include a limit of $1,000 that federal campaign committees can donate to state and local candidates. The law went into effect one year ago this week. ...

On Dec. 7, the Alabama Democratic Party called on Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange, a Republican, to investigate. The Alabama Fair Campaign Practices Act says it is a Class C felony to receive or spend money in violation of the $1,000 limit. Bradley Davidson, executive director of the Alabama Democratic Party, said Thursday that Strange's office has not responded to the party's request. -- Read the whole story --> Alabama U.S. Rep. Spencer Bachus' donations to campaigns refunded | al.com

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