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FEC v. O’Donnell et al. (1:15-cv-17)
On September 21, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware (the "Court") granted the Commission’s motion for summary judgment with regard to liability, concluding that Christine O’Donnell and her campaign committee impermissibly converted campaign funds to her personal use. Read more...
FEC Names Lisa J. Stevenson Acting General Counsel
On September 22, 2016, the Federal Election Commission named Lisa J. Stevenson as Acting General Counsel. Read more...
CREW v. FEC (D.D.C. 1:14-cv-1419) (District
On September 19, 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia (the “Court”) ruled that the Commission’s dismissal of two administrative complaints filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and its founder Melanie Sloan (“CREW”) was contrary to law. Read more...
Kentucky Special Election Reporting: 1st
Kentucky will hold a special general election to fill the U.S. House seat in Kentucky's 1st Congressional District vacated by Representative Ed Whitfield. The Special General will be held November 8, 2016.
Candidate committees involved in this election must follow this reporting schedule: Read more...
AO 2016-09: Candidate Entitled to Separate Limit for New
Court-Ordered Primary Election
Editor's Note: On September 14, 2016, after this AO was issued, the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit issued a ruling that canceled the October 6
Internet Activity Conducted by Federal Political
This article provides an overview of provisions in the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act), as well as regulations and advisory opinions (AOs) implementing and interpreting them, that apply to the use of the Internet by federal political committees. Read more...
October Reporting Reminder
The following reports are due in October: Read more...
FEC Summarizes First 18 Months of Campaign Activity for 2015-2016 Election Cycle
The Commission has released its statistical summary of 18-month campaign activity for the 2015-2016 election cycle. This summary covers funds raised and spent in connection with federal elections between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. Read more...
FEC Cites Campaign in Massachusetts for Failure to File Required
The Federal Election Commission has cited a campaign committee for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Primary Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), for the primary election being held on September 8, 2016, in Massachusetts. Read more...
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