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U.S. Supreme Court to consider campaign contribution limits

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WASHINGTON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to consider whether the statutory limit on how much an individual can give in federal campaign contributions during a two-year election cycle is unconstitutional.

The Republican National Committee and donor Shaun McCutcheon sought the high court's review of the aggregate amount people can give in a two-year period.

Limits designed to restrict the influence of a single individual were originally imposed by the 1971 Federal Election Campaign Act.

(Reporting by Lawrence Hurley; Editing by Howard Goller and Bill Trott)

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