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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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Latest Articles:

FEC Summarizes 18-Month Campaign Activity of the 2013-2014 Election Cycle
(Posted 09/26/2014; By Alex Knott)

House and Senate candidates running in the 2013-2014 election cycle received $1.1 billion and disbursed $766.7 million between January 1, 2013 and June 30, 2014, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission. Read more...

AO 2014-13: Contributions Earmarked for Multiple Committees
(Posted 09/25/2014; By Myles Martin)

Contributors may use ActBlue’s “Split It!” feature on its contribution forms to divide a single contribution among multiple political committees, including candidate committees. Using this feature will not result in ActBlue exercising direction or control over the choice of recipient candidates or political committees, nor will it trigger the Commission’s joint fundraising rules. Read more...

October Reporting Reminder
(Posted 09/18/2014; By Katherine Carothers)

The following reports are due in October:

Register Now for the FEC’s Public Forum on Website Improvement in One Week
(Posted 09/10/2014)

The FEC’s Public Forum on Website Improvement is scheduled for September 17, 2014 at the FEC’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The Forum will provide an opportunity for individuals who use the FEC website to share their experiences and make recommendations for ways to improve the website’s presentation and design. Read more...

Independence Institute v. FEC
(Posted 09/08/2014; By Isaac Baker)

On September 2, 2014, the Independence Institute filed suit against the Commission in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, challenging the statutory provisions governing electioneering communications. Specifically, the plaintiff claims the definition of electioneering communication is overbroad and the associated disclosure requirements are unconstitutionally burdensome. Read more ...

FEC Cites Committee in Massachusetts for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Primary Report
(Posted 09/05/2014)

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 the Massachusetts primary being held on September 9, 2014. Read more...

FEC to Host Reporting and FECFile Workshops
(Posted 09/02/2014; By Isaac Baker)

The Commission will offer reporting and FECFile workshops next month to help filers prepare for the busy pre-election filing period. The workshops for candidates will be offered online only and will be held on Wednesday, October 1. The sessions for PACs and party committees will be held on Wednesday, October 8, both at the Commission and online as a webinar for those who cannot attend in person. Read more...


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