Shumlin campaign contributions questioned

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October 31, 2011

Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vermont: Common Cause of Vermont, a nonpartisan, nonprofit advocacy organization, has announced plans to ask the Attorney General of Vermont to investigate contributions to Governor Peter Shumlin's 2010 gubernatorial campaign. The organization's executive director has reportedly "found that some of Shumlin's supporters contributed more than the legal limit to his campaign."[1]

Vermont state law limits political contributions to $2,000 per election cycle to political committees and $1,000 per election to candidates and candidate political committees.[2] Vermont elects its governor every two years; Shumlin was first elected in 2010 and will face re-election in 2012.

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