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noun

money contributed to a political candidate or party that is not subject to federal regulations.

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soft money

noun

politics (in the US) money that can be spent by a political party on grass-roots organization, recruitment, advertising, etc; it must be deposited in a party's non-federal (state-level) bank accounts, and must not be used in connection with presidential or congressional electionsCompare hard money
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