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WI PAC donations challenged

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A political action committee (PAC) working to elect conservative candidates has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a Wisconsin state law that limits the amount of money candidates can collect from such committees.

Monday, the CRG Network filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee against the state Government Accountability Board, which enforces election law.  CRG is arguing First Amendment rights to free speech and free association have been denied due to limits the states places on PAC contributions.

A spokesperson for the state board being sued states the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the law in question back in 1990.  The lawsuit says subsequent U.S. Supreme Court rulings related to campaign finance limitations make the earlier state Supreme Court case irrelevant.  

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