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Cruz suing FEC over post-election fundraising limits

Sen. Ted Cruz is suing the Federal Election Commission over its limits on how much he can reimburse himself for his 2018 re-election campaign expenses.

Cruz put $260,000 of his family's money behind his bid to fend off Democrat Beto O'Rourke, which is $10,000 more than the law says he's entitled to raise after the election to pay back personal loans. In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Washington, Cruz says the limit violates his and his donors' First Amendment rights to express themselves by financing political speech.

BuzzFeed News, which reported on the suit, notes the section of the law he is challenging "is known as one of the so-called millionaire provisions of the law — rules aimed at limiting the advantages of wealthy candidates in an election cycle."

A spokesman for the Federal Election Commission declined to comment, citing the pending litigation.

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