I also think local candidates should have a higher limit, as they are more important to each person’s daily lives.
I also think there should be free media for all candidates that have over 2% of the polling or at least enough signatures. There has to be a fix!
If you live in Virginia, like me, you should realize there is a Political Contributions Credit.
When you file Virginia Tax Returns, a Political Contributions Credit is available to individuals who make contributions to candidates for state or local political office. The credit is 50% of the amount of the contribution, subject to a $25 limit for individuals and a $50 limit for married taxpayers filing jointly. Remember, every little bit counts! This is not for Federal Tax Returns though.
We are getting there; we need many more controls on all the money being spent by politicians.