Hulshof seeks to raise Missouri campaign money limits

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. _ Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof wants to increase Missouri's campaign contribution limits.

Hulshof proposed Friday to raise individual contribution limits to $2,500 per election, instead of the current $1,350 for statewide offices.

That appears to mark a change in Hulshof's position. He told media in February that, if governor, he would sign legislation repealing Missouri's contribution limits.

His new proposal includes an exception that would lift contribution limits in any race where a candidate makes a $1 million personal loan.

Hulshof also is proposing changes to the Missouri Ethics Commission and more restrictions on lobbyist gifts to officials.