Montana GOP Candidate Gives Up Scheme To Evade Contribution Limits

A Montana district judge on Wednesday extended her order blocking former Rep. Rick Hill, the Republican nominee for governor, from spending an over-the-legal-limit $500,000 contribution from the state party. The party made the contribution during a brief window between a federal judge throwing out all of the state’s campaign finance limits and an appeals court staying that ruling. Hill’s campaign said it does not plan to appeal Wednesday’s ruling and will abide by it.