Pollina says he’s not in violation of campaign finance law

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Independent gubernatorial candidate Anthony Pollina says he hasn’t violated Vermont’s campaign finance law by accepting contributions of more than $1,000 from some donors, despite statements to the contrary from Secretary of State Deb Markowitz.

And Pollina — who switched from Progressive to independent last month — says he’s being discriminated against as an independent.

Vermont campaign finance law allows donors to give gubernatorial candidates $1,000 per election, meaning they can donate that much for both a primary and a gubernatorial election.

Independents, who don’t run in primaries, are limited to $1,000 from each donor for the general election.

That means Pollina — who collected larger donations from some contributors while he was a Progressive — might have to return some of them. But he says he doesn’t read the law that way.

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