Supreme Court strikes down aggregate contribution limit; threatens Rhode Island cap
- Dale Eisman
Supreme Court strikes down aggregate contribution limit, further eroding restricts on money in politics
“While only applying to federal races now, it is a matter of time before the Rhode Island aggregate contribution limit of $10,000 to candidates, party committees and PACs is challenged,” Marion continues. “Rhode Island is one of nine states that limits the total amount that can be contributed in a year, and we expect that limit to be challenged and fall under this decision.” Marion cites a study by the National Institute on Money in State Politics that details the aggregate limits in Rhode Island. The study reveals that among the nine states with such limits, Rhode Island is one of only four that also include contributions to PACs and party committees as part of the aggregate total.