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The FEC Record is an online resource for political committees and others interested in latest information on the Commission and the federal campaign finance law. Until August 2011, the Commission published the Record as a monthly newsletter. Now, the agency posts articles as news happens, then compiles those articles at the end of each month. To view or print those monthly compilations or the archived monthly newsletters, you'll need to download a copy of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software at

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FEC to Host April 26 Webinar for Trade Associations and Their PACs
(Posted 03/20/2017; By Isaac Baker)

The Commission will hold a one-day online seminar for trade associations and their political action committees (PACs) on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Commission staff will conduct several technical workshops on the federal campaign finance laws affecting trade associations and their PACs. Workshops are designed for those seeking an introduction to the basic provisions of the law as well as for those more experienced in campaign finance law. Read more...

Montana Special Election Reporting: At-Large District
(Posted 03/14/2017; By Katherine Carothers)

Montana will hold a special general election to fill the U.S. House seat in Montana's At-Large Congressional District vacated by Representative Ryan Zinke. The Special General Election will be held May 25, 2017. Read more...

South Carolina Special Election Reporting: 5th District
(Posted 03/14/2017; By Katherine Carothers)

South Carolina will hold Special Primary and General elections to fill the U.S. House seat in South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District vacated by Representative Mick Mulvaney. The Special Primary will be held on May 2, 2017, and the Special General will be held June 20, 2017. Under South Carolina law, in the event that one candidate does not achieve a majority vote in his/her party’s Special Primary Election, the top two vote-getters will participate in a Special Runoff Election held on May 16, 2017. Read more...

FEC to Host Chicago, DC and Arizona Regional Conferences in 2017-2018
(Posted 03/02/2017; By Isaac Baker)

During the 2017-18 election cycle, the FEC will host regional conferences in Chicago, Illinois, Washington, DC, and Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona. These conferences complement the agency’s online seminars, and offer the only opportunities this election cycle to receive face-to-face training from FEC Commissioners and staff. Read more...

Alabama Special Election Reporting 2018: Senate
(Posted 03/01/2017; By Dorothy Yeager)

Alabama will hold Special Primary and General Elections in 2018 to fill the Senate seat vacated by Senator Jeff Sessions. The Special Primary will be held June 5, 2018, and the Special General will be held on November 6, 2018. Read more...

Georgia Special Election Reporting: 6th District
(Posted 02/28/2017; By: Katherine Carothers)

The Special General Election to fill the 6th Congressional District House seat vacated by Representative Tom Price will be held April 18, 2017. Under Georgia law, a majority winner in the Special General Election is declared elected. Should no candidate achieve a majority vote, a Special Runoff Election will be held on June 20, 2017, between the top two vote-getters in the Special General Election. Read more...

Independence Institute v. FEC (Supreme Court)
(Posted 02/28/2017; By: Dorothy Yeager)

On February 27, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in this case. Independence Institute had challenged the constitutionality of the electioneering communications disclosure provisions in federal campaign finance laws. Read more...

Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of February 28, 2017
(Posted 02/28/2017; By: Dorothy Yeager)

Advisory Opinion Requests (AORs) pending before the Commission as of the end of the month are listed below. Procedures for commenting on pending AORs are described here. Read more...

CREW v. FEC (15-2038) (District Court)
(Posted 02/24/2017; By Zainab Smith)

On February 22, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the Commission’s motion for summary judgment and dismissed a suit brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and its former executive director, Melanie Sloan (collectively, plaintiffs). Read more...


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