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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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Pennsylvania Special Election Reporting: 2nd District
(Posted 07/19/2016; By Katherine Carothers)

Pennsylvania will hold a special general election to fill the U.S. House seat in Pennsylvania's 2nd Congressional District vacated by Representative Chaka Fattah. The Special General will be held November 8, 2016. Read more...

AO 2016-07: United National Committee Does Not Qualify as a National Party Committee
(Posted 07/18/2016; By Myles Martin)

The United National Committee, a political committee of the Unity Party of America, does not qualify as a national committee of a political party because, as a threshold matter, it has not placed a federal candidate on the ballot. Although a nominee of the Unity Party appeared on the ballot in Colorado for election to the United States Senate in 2014, the nominee did not meet the definition of a candidate under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act). Read more...

FEC Summarizes First 15 Months of Campaign Activity for 2015-2016 Election Cycle
(Posted 07/01/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

The Commission has released its statistical summary of 15-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 March 31, 2016. Read more...

Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of June 30, 2016
(Posted 06/30/2016; 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...

AOR 2016-05: Huckabee for President
(Posted 06/30/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

On June 29, 2016, Huckabee for President withdrew its request for an advisory opinion regarding the use of a legal defense fund to pay a litigation settlement. Read more...

FEC Cites Committee in New York for Failing to File Pre-Primary Financial Report
(Posted 06/27/2016)

The Commission has cited a campaign committee for failing to file a required pre-election report for the June 28 primary in New York. Read more...

Commission Issues Interim Final Rules Adjusting Civil Penalties for Inflation
(Posted 06/24/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

On June 24, 2016, the Commission published a notice of Interim Final Rules to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties established under the federal campaign finance statutes administered by the Commission. The interim final rules, required in order to comply with a 2015 statute affecting federal government agencies, take effect on August 1, 2016. Read more...

Commission Certifies Additional Federal Matching Funds for Stein
(Posted 06/22/2016)

The Federal Election Commission has certified a payment of $45,929.27 in federal matching funds to Jill Stein for President. The certified amount was in response to the second regular submission for matching funds made by Stein, the Green Party's presidential candidate for 2016. Read more...

July Reporting Reminder
(Posted 06/21/2016; By Katherine Carothers)

The following reports are due in July:


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