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Campaign Contribution Limitations

Campaign contribution limitations that have been impacted by court cases.

Case: Homans v City of Albuquerque

Homans v.City of Albuquerque: Caps on total campaign contributions and expenditures

The Homans case banned caps on total campaign contributions and expenditures. This subsection is overturned:

(d) Limits to Campaign Financing. No candidate shall allow or accept contributions or make expenditures in excess of the following for any election:

  1. To a candidate for the office of Councillor, contributions or expenditures equal to twice the amount of the annual salary paid by the City of Albuquerque to Councillors as of the date of filing of the Declaration of Candidacy.
  2. To a candidate for the office of Mayor, contributions or expenditures equal to twice the amount of the annual salary paid by the City of Albuquerque to the Mayor as of the date of filing of the Declaration of Candidacy.

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Limits in Effect

The following limits per individual or corporation or entity remain unchallenged and are still in effect:

(e) Limits to Contributions. No candidate shall, for any one election, allow total contributions from any one person with the exception of contributions from the candidate himself or herself of more than 5% of the annual salary for such office at the time of filing the Declaration of Candidacy.