The Federal Election Commission indicated in a Federal Register published on February 3, 2015 that it has updated federal contribution limits for the 2015-2016 election cycle. Limits that apply to contributions from individuals to federal candidates (now $2,700/election) and national party committees (now $33,400/year) are indexed for inflation. They are updated at the beginning of each odd-numbered year. Caplin & Drysdale has composed the chart below and attached that explains these new limits. Download this chart by clicking here.
2015-16 Federal Contribution Limits
__________________________1 A "super PAC" may make only independent expenditures with respect to federal elections and may not make contributions to federal candidates, parties, and traditional PACs.
2 These are combined limits, shared with federal accounts of all other state & local committees of same party in same state.
3 National Party Committees may contribute up to $46,800 to each U.S. Senate candidate. The $5,000-per-election limit cited above applies to National Party Committees' contributions to other federal candidates.
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