Hutchison says political contributions too large

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Associated Press

Posted on October 7, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 7 at 7:10 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who has received huge contributions in her race for governor, is now calling for limits on the size of campaign donations in Texas, where enormous cash gifts are commonplace.

Hutchison herself has gotten at least six donations of $100,000 and 21 contributions of $50,000, records show. All told, donors giving her at least $10,000 or more contributed over $3.3 million to her campaign in 2009.

The senator, who is challenging Gov. Rick Perry in the Republican primary, called for limiting the size of donations during a brief campaign stop in Waco Monday, according to video gathered by the online news site Texas Tribune. She didn't specify what the restrictions should be. Perry opposes donation limits.

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