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Aldermen Introduce Plan to Limit Campaign Contributions

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Aldermen Scott Ogilvie (KMOX/Kevin Killeen)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A plan to limit the size of campaign contributions has been introduced in the St. Louis Board of Aldermen.

Dogtown Alderman Scott Ogilvie says big donations are getting out of hand.

“In the last mayoral campaign that we just finished up, both candidates had donors that contributed in excess of $50,000 per person,” he said. “They both had a couple of those and they were not necessarily residents of the city of St. Louis or even the state.”

Ogilvie’s plan would limit single contributions for the mayor, comptroller, and aldermanic president to $10,000 and no more than $3,000 for individual aldermen. “So that means that’s the most a single person can give to you,” he said.

Ogilvie believes campaign donations have been getting out of hand in St. Louis since 2008, when the state did away with campaign donation limits.

Alderman Shane Cohn has also voiced support for the measure.

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