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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 www.adobe.com.

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AO 2014-19: Nonconnected PAC May Establish Earmarking Program for Female Candidates
(Posted 01/21/2015; By Myles Martin)

ActBlue, a nonconnected political action committee, may establish separate “draft funds” and “nominee funds” to accept contributions earmarked for candidates and prospective candidates who are women. Read more...


Message from Chair Ann M. Ravel
(Posted 01/20/2015; By Chair Ann M. Ravel)

Happy New Year! This year is the 40th anniversary of the FEC. As we mark this milestone, it’s worth remembering that the essential purpose of the FEC has always been to protect our democracy by ensuring a level playing field where everyone in the political process abides by the same set of rules; by providing predictability and clarity to those involved in the political process; and by disclosing who is behind political messages. Read more...


FEC to Host February 18 Webinar for Corporations and their PACs
(Posted 01/14/2015; By Isaac Baker)

The Commission will hold a one-day online seminar for corporations and their political action committees (PACs) on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. Commission staff will conduct several technical workshops on the federal campaign finance laws affecting corporations and their PACs. Read more...


Supreme Court Denies Petition for Certiorari in Stop This Insanity, Inc. Employee Leadership Fund v. FEC
(Posted 01/13/2015; By Alex Knott)

On January 12, 2015, the United States Supreme Court let stand the dismissal of Stop This Insanity’s constitutional challenge to the Federal Election Campaign Act’s contribution limits and solicitation restrictions for separate segregated funds (SSFs). Read more...


FEC v. O’Donnell (Case 1:15-cv-17) (New)
(Posted 01/13/2015; By Christopher Berg)

On January 5, 2015, the Federal Election Commission filed suit against Christine O’Donnell, Friends of Christine O’Donnell and Matthew Moran, in his official capacity as treasurer. The FEC alleges that the defendants impermissibly converted at least $20,000 in campaign funds to the personal use of Christine O’Donnell. The FEC seeks declaratory, injunctive and other appropriate relief, including an order requiring Ms. O’Donnell to disgorge the converted funds. Read more...


Expanded Online Training for 2015-16 Cycle
(Posted 01/09/2015; By Greg Scott)

The Commission will expand its online compliance training program during the 2015-16 election cycle and replace its in-house seminars and workshops with webinars. This move reflects the relative attendance numbers for in-person and online training over the last year and the FEC’s desire to increase training opportunities for committees by eliminating travel time and expense. Read more...


Reports Due in 2015
(Posted 01/05/2015; By Katherine Carothers)

This article on filing requirements for 2015 is supplemented by the reporting tables linked at http://www.fec.gov/info/report_dates_2015.shtml. Read more...


 

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The FEC Record is produced by the Information Division, Office of Communications. Toll free 800-424-9530; Local 202-694-1100; Email info@fec.gov. Greg Scott, Director; Alex Knott, Senior Writer/Editor; Dorothy Yeager, Production Manager