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GOP Candidate's Campaign Donations Went Illegally Over Limit

Republican Burgess Owens is refunding and reallocating illegal campaign donations that went above contribution limits. 

The New York Times reported Tuesday the former football player challenging first-term Congressman Ben McAdams collected about $135,000 in excess contributions. The news comes shortly after he raised a large $2.5 million haul between July and October.  The campaign says the large number of donors and electronic contributions means it happened without the candidates knowledge. McAdams calls it part of a pattern of financial mismanagement.