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Campaign Finance Law Basics:
Topics of Particular Interest:
- The FEC's 1999 Legislative
- The Federal
Election Commission Annual Report 1998 [PDF] describes the Commission's
responsibilities and activities during the year.
- The Commission's 20 Year Report [PDF] offers a snapshot of the agency and
the law it adminsters, focusing on significant issues of recent years.
Topics include soft
use of campaign funds and corporate/labor involvement in federal elections.
- The FEC's 1993 report, The Presidential Public Funding Program, describes
and evaluates the public funding system.
- Public Funding of
Presidential Elections provides an overview of the public funding
program, and the $3 Tax
Checkoff brochure explains how the program is financed. (En Español)
- Our Foreign Nationals
brochure explores the ban on contributions by foreign nationals. (En Español)
- The brochure on Independent
Expenditures explains the rules for making (and reporting) unlimited
independent communications supporting or opposing a candidate for federal
- Our Contributions
brochure covers all of the limits on contributions made to influence federal
elections. The $25,000
Annual Contribution Limit brochure focuses on the annual limit
on individual contributions.
- The Filing a Complaint
brochure explains the FEC's enforcement process.
- A brochure entitled Federal
and State Campaign Finance Laws clarifies the jurisdictional difference
between federal and state election laws.
Reference Charts of state campaign finance laws, excerpted
from Campaign Finance Law 98, are available.
- For additional publications, visit our Help for Candidates, Parties and PACs page.