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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 Cites Committee in Minnesota for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Primary Report
(Posted 08/11/2014)

The Federal Election Commission cited a campaign committee today for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Primary Election Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), for Minnesota’s primary election that is being held on August 12, 2014. Read more...

Stop This Insanity, Inc. Employee Leadership Fund, et al. v. FEC
(Posted 08/07/2014; By Myles Martin)

On August 5, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the district court’s decision to dismiss a constitutional challenge to provisions that impose limitations on a corporation’s solicitations for contributions to its separate segregated fund (SSF). The court rejected the challenge brought by Stop the Insanity, Inc. (“STII”) and Stop This Insanity, Inc. Employee Leadership Fund (“the Fund”), and upheld the statutory restrictions on SSF solicitations, including provisions that generally permit SSFs to solicit only a limited class of individuals for contributions. Read more...

La Botz v. FEC
(Posted 08/05/2014; By Zainab Smith)

On July 25, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit filed by former U.S. Senate candidate Dan La Botz challenging the Commission’s decision to dismiss an administrative complaint he submitted in 2010. In that complaint, Mr. La Botz alleged he had been unlawfully excluded from televised candidate debates in Ohio. Read more...

FEC Cites Committees in Michigan, Missouri and Washington for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Primary Reports
(Posted 08/04/2014)

On August 1, 2014, the Federal Election Commission cited four campaign committees for failing to file their 12-Day Pre-Primary Election Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), for primary elections being held on August 5, 2014. Read more...


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