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Senate candidates flagged for taking too much cash

MIAMI — Three U.S. Senate candidates are responsible for nearly half the notices the Federal Election Commission has issued in the past year for taking contributions that appear to exceed federal limits.

An Associated Press analysis found that GOP candidates Marco Rubio of Florida and Sen. Mike Crapo of Idaho have received four notices each, while New York’s Democratic senator, Kirsten Gillibrand, got three. Thirteen other candidates have received one notice each. There are 75 major candidates still in Senate races nationwide.

Individuals can donate up to $2,400 per candidate for the primary and another $2,400 for the general election.

The FEC says it often contacts candidates about such problems. Most turn out to be accounting errors.