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AO 2015-07: Payment for Food, Beverages, and Valet Parking at Campaign Events
Attendees at a campaign event may pay for their own food, beverages and valet parking without making in-kind contributions to the committee. Read more...
FEC to Host Candidate 101 Webinar for Campaign
On November 18, 2015, the Commission will offer a webinar for new candidates and their committees. "Candidate 101: Basics for Campaign Treasurers & Staff" provides an introduction to the campaign finance laws and regulations that apply to federal candidates and campaigns, covering topics such as candidate registration, treasurer responsibilities, contribution limits and prohibitions, and basic reporting requirements. Read more...
Stop Hillary PAC, et al. v. FEC (New)
On September 22, 2015, Stop Hillary PAC and Dan Backer filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia challenging provisions of the Act and Commission regulations that prohibit an unauthorized political committee from using a federal candidate’s name in the committee’s name. Plaintiffs seek a declaratory judgment that the naming restrictions are unconstitutional under the First Amendment and seek an injunction barring the FEC from enforcing the provisions. Read more...
Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of September 30,
Pursuing America’s Greatness v. FEC (District
On September 24, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied a motion by Pursuing America's Greatness (PAG) for a preliminary injunction to prevent the Commission from enforcing against it restrictions on unauthorized committees’ use of a candidate’s name. Read more...
AO 2015-06: Contributions from a Candidate to a Foreign
The Act and Commission regulations do not bar a federal candidate, her authorized committee or her leadership PAC from donating to a candidate for elected office in a foreign country. Read more...
AOR 2015-03 (Democracy Rules, Inc.)
On September 17, 2015, the Commission considered an Advisory Opinion Request
(AOR) from Democracy Rules, Inc., concerning a proposal by an non-profit
corporation to create a website to collect and transmit funds from its members
to candidates. Read
October Reporting Reminder
The following reports are due in October: Read more...
Level the Playing Field v. FEC (LPF II)
On August 27, 2015, Level the Playing Field (LPF), Dr. Peter Ackerman, the Green Party of the United States and the Libertarian National Committee (collectively plaintiffs) filed a new, second lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia challenging FEC regulations and actions as they relate to sponsorship and conduct of federal candidate debates. Level the Playing Field v. FEC, No. 1:15-cv-1397-TSC (D.D.C. filed Aug. 27, 2015) (LPF II). Read more...
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