Howard Treatman has spent so much of his own money trying to win a Council seat in the Eighth District that the six other candidates now are allowed to raise twice the limit in contributions.

City campaign-finance law states that when a candidate spends more than $250,000 of his or her own money, the contribution limits for the other candidates in that race are doubled.

Treatman, a lawyer and businessman, eclipsed the quarter-million-dollar mark Thursday, when he donated $35,000 to his campaign. At that time, the other candidates were permitted to solicit $5,200 from individuals and $21,200 from political action committees.- Troy Graham