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2.16.120 Participating and Certified Candidate Restrictions.

A participating or certified candidate must not:

A.  Accept a contribution, other than seed money or in-kind contributions as permitted by this Chapter, from any group or organization, including a political action committee, a corporation, a labor organization, or a State or local central committee of a political party;

B.  Accept one or more contributions from an individual totaling more than $250 during the primary election period and $250 during the general election period, other than seed money or in-kind contributions as permitted by this Chapter, except as provided in Section 2.16.150;

C.  Make an allowable contribution from the candidate’s personal funds to the candidate’s principal campaign committee.

D.  Accept seed money or in-kind contributions in excess of the amounts established in Section 2.16.040.

E.  Expend funds to benefit or advocate for another candidate;

F.  Accept a loan from anyone for campaign purposes, other than a loan from the candidate or candidate’s spouse within seed money limitations; or

G.  Transfer funds:

1.  To the candidate's publicly funded campaign account from any other campaign finance entity established for the candidate; and

2.  From the candidate's publicly funded campaign account to any other campaign finance entity.

H.  Solicit for or direct contributions to other campaign finance entities to support their own election.