Limits on how much political parties can contribute to their own candidates have been upheld by a federal appellate court. The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals actually reversed itself in upholding the 1994 Missouri law. It had earlier ruled the law unconstitutional, but the US Supreme Court overturned that ruling and sent the case back. The lower court then issued a ruling in line with the Supreme Court decision in a related Colorado case. The Missouri Republican Party had challenged the law. The ruling means political party contributions are limited to $11,175 for statewide candidates; $5,600 for state senate candidates; and $2,800 for state representative candidates. Limits are also in place for candidates for other local offices.