The recently disclosed announcement that Michael Brownrigg’s mother contributed $460,000 to his state Senate campaign is eyebrow raising. “I’m proud that she believes in me this much” was his reply. Hello, she’s your mother. And how much is too much? Last I heard the limit on individual contributions to a state Senate candidate is $10,000. Dear Momma seems to have created a third-party committee to skirt that individual limit. Bad optics. Michael, maybe you should give the money back. Better optics.