Attorney General Jay Nixon, Democratic candidate for governor, has notified the Missouri Ethics Commission that he plans to return over-limit contributions to his campaign.
Attorney General candidate Chris Koster also notified the Commission that his campaign will also begin the process.
From the Nixon campaign:
“The campaign will return contributions received in excess of the newly reinstated limits in accordance with the Courtâ€™s ruling,” wrote campaign manager Ken Morley in a letter to the MEC. “We believe that if a candidate has sufficient cash on hand, then returning excess contributions in order to be compliant with the law is not a hardship. We therefore believe that circumstances do not exist under which a candidate for Governor could in good faith request, or that the Ethics Commission could conceivably grant, a hardship in this instance.”
From the Koster campaign:
“Today, Missourians for Koster notified the Missouri Ethics Commission that they intend to begin the process of returning contributions from individuals in excess of current contribution limits.”