New Political Contribution Limits for 2009-2010

In accordance with statutory requirements to index political contribution limits every two years, the Federal Election Commission recently released revised contribution limits for individuals, political action committees (PACs), and state and national party committees for the 2009-2010 election cycle. A table with updated limits is below. The revised limits impact contributions made by individuals and non-multicandidate PACs.

Please contact any member of Akin Gump’s political law team for assistance or with questions you may have.

 

Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (BCRA)Contribution Limits 2009-2010
Recipient Donor
Individual Multicandidate PAC Non-Multicandidate PAC National Party State Party
Senate Candidate

$2,400/election

$5,000/election

$2,400/election

$5,000/election

$5,000/election

House Candidate

$2,400/election

$5,000/election

$2,400/election

$5,000/election

$5,000/election

Presidential Candidate

$2,400/election

$5,000/election

$2,400/election

$5,000/election

$5,000/election

National Party

$30,400/calendar year

$15,000/calendar year

$30,400/calendar year

Unlimited

Unlimited

State Party

$10,000/calendar year

$5,000/calendar year

$10,000/calendar year

Unlimited

Unlimited

PAC

$5,000/calendar year

$5,000/calendar year

$5,000/calendar year

$5,000/calendar year

$5,000/calendar year

Cycle Limits

$115,500 per2 Year Cycle

  • $45,600 to federal candidates
  • $69,900 to other political committees

Of the $69,900 limit, no more than $45,600 to state and local parties and PACs

N/A

N/A

A combined $42,600 year cycle may be given to Republican and Democratic Senate candidates by the RNC/NRSC and the DNC/DSCC respectively

N/A

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Washington, D.C.

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Kelly J. Eaton    keaton@akingump.com 202.887.4162 Washington, D.C.