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New laws affect NC political campaigns

The maximum amount donors and political action committees can give candidates in North Carolina has increased for the first time in more than 30 years. The maximum amount donors and political action committees can give candidates in North Carolina has increased for the first time in more than 30 years.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – The new year is bringing changes to the way political candidates in North Carolina raise money and advertise.

The maximum amount donors and political action committees can give increased from $4,000 to $5,000.

It's the first increase in more than 30 years. Starting in 2015, the per-election maximum will increase with inflation every two years.

Another change for 2014 is the elimination of the state's "stand by your ad" law, which required candidates to identify themselves in television and radio commercials paid for by their campaigns.

Under the new law, candidates will have to include photos of themselves in TV ads along with text saying who paid for the commercial.

Federal candidates still have to adhere to a "stand by your ad" requirement.

Copyright 2014 WECT. All rights reserved.  AP contributed to this report.

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