Real estate developer Allan Domb doubled the contribution limits in the Council at-large race by contributing at least $250,000 of his own money or assets to his campaign.
The Board of Ethics released an advisory noting that contribution limits for all at-large candidates are now doubled.
Effective May 1, the new contributions permitted are $5,800 for individuals and $23,000 for political committees an unincorporated business organizations.
The rules stay the same even if Domb ceases to be a candidate.
Domb, known as the city's "condo king," is the only candidate in a crowd of 17 to air TV commercials – though attorney Tom Wyatt has one airing later this evening.
Domb has also bought full-page ads in local newspapers.
In an interview earlier on Tuesday, Domb said he's applying his Marketing know-how to his campaign.
"My name is pretty well known in Center City but I doubt my name was known at all in surrounding areas of Northeast Philadelphia. I did the same thing in marketing real estate – I wanted to get my name out and best way would be on TV so people would know who I am and what I stand for."
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