I’m asking a question about this simply because I do not know the answer.
I consider myself savvy with campaign related important systems, like ocpf, for example.
I did a quick read through of Diane Wilkerson’s first of this year (2005) campaign finance report and what struck me was in the receipts section — there seem to be $2,950 in over-limit contributions, as in, $2,950 was given by contributors over the $500 maximum annual contribution to a campaign. Also, no reimbursements were issued by the campaign, except for about $36,000 to Diane herself.
Is there something I don’t know that allows an individual to donate over $500/calendar year? Am I misunderstanding campaign finance?