Senator Ted Cruz is reportedly suing the Federal Election Commission (FEC) over limits for personal loans to campaigns.
The suit is over rules from the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act which says campaigns cannot use more than $250,000 in funds raised after an election to repay a candidate for personal loans to their campaign. Cruz argues that the regulations violate the First Amendment by undercutting donors and candidates’ rights to political speech.
The lawsuit says the Senator Cruz put $260,000 of his own money into his 2018 reelection campaign, which he admits is above the listed limit. The FEC has not commented on the suit.