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Campaign contribution caps at issue at high court

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky wants the court to overturn the overall limits on what contributors may give in a two-year federal election cycle.

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The Supreme Court is tackling a challenge to limits on contributions by the biggest individual donors to political campaigns. The case being argued at the high court Tuesday is a test of the Roberts court's readiness to take its most aggressive swipe at campaign finance laws since its Citizens United decision in 2010 took the lid off independent spending by corporations and labor unions.
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