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Donation lifts fundraising caps in Illinois comptroller race

A $260,000 donation to Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger's campaign has lifted the caps on political contributions and guarantees a big-money race between the Republican incumbent and Democratic challenger Susana Mendoza.

The loan is from Munger's husband, attorney John Munger, according to an Illinois State Board of Elections filing late last week. State campaign finance law limits donations, but it also says if a candidate or family member contributes more than $250,000 to his or her own race, the limits come off for all candidates.

The move comes as millions of dollars are being funneled into Illinois legislative races and Republicans are outspending Democrats for the...

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