Virginia Committee Votes Down Bill To Limit Campaign Donations

(Richmond)- Democrat and Republican Virginia Senators rejected a proposal to cap campaign contributions, leaving Virginia as one of a few states without limits on political donations to its lawmakers. Fairfax Senator Chap Peterson’s bill set a 20-thousand dollar cap on donations candidates running for statewide office or the General Assembly could recieve from a single source in an election cycle. Opponets said it would give self-funded candidates an advantage and be difficult to oversee.