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FEC Cites Committees in Georgia and Texas for Failing to
File Pre-Election Financial Reports
The Federal Election Commission has cited four campaign committees for failing to file pre-election reports as required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act). Read more...
AOR 2016-04: Grand Trunk Western Railroad-Illinois Central
On May 19, 2016, the Commission considered an Advisory Opinion Request (AOR) from Grand Trunk Western Railroad-Illinois Central Railroad PAC (GTW-IC PAC). In its request, GTW-IC PAC asked whether it could incorporate an abbreviation used by its connected organizations and their foreign parent into an abbreviated name for the PAC. Read more...
Commission Certifies Federal Matching Funds for
The Federal Election Commission has certified a payment of $96,924.35 in federal matching funds to Jill Stein for President. The certified amount was in response to the first regular submission for matching funds made by Stein, who is seeking the Green Party nomination for president for 2016. Read more...
Commission Modifies Program for Requesting Agency
Consideration of Legal Questions
The Commission recently approved two modifications to its program that enables persons to request consideration of legal issues arising during the agency's report review and audit processes. Read more...
FEC Cites Committee in Kentucky for Failure to File 12-Day
Pre-Primary Financial Report
The Federal Election Commission cited a campaign committee on May 13, 2016, for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Primary Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), for Kentucky’s primary election that is being held on May 17, 2016. Read more...
FEC to Host June 8 Webinar for Member/Labor Organizations
and Their PACs
The Commission will hold a one-day online seminar for membership and labor organizations and their political action committees (PACs) on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. Commission staff will conduct several technical workshops on the federal campaign finance laws affecting these organizations and their PACs. Read more...
National Party Convention Delegates
During presidential election years, the Information Division frequently receives inquiries regarding the application of campaign finance laws to national convention delegates and individuals seeking selection as a delegate. This article provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding FEC rules that govern delegate activity for national nominating conventions. Read more...
FEC Cites Committee in West Virginia for Failure to File
12-Day Pre-Primary Financial Report
On May 6, 2016, the Federal Election Commission 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 West Virginia’s Primary Election that is being held on May 10, 2016. Read more...
FEC Cites Committee in Virginia for Failure to File 12-Day
Pre-Convention Financial Report
On May 4, 2016, the Federal Election Commission cited a campaign committee for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Convention Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), for Virginia’s Republican Party Convention that is being held on May 7, 2016. Read more...
AO 2016-02: PACs of LLC and One of its Joint Venture
Owners Not Affiliated
Enable Midstream Services, LLC ("Enable") asked whether a separate segregated fund (SSF) it plans to establish would be affiliated with the SSFs of its joint venture owners, CenterPoint Energy, Inc. ("CNP") and OGE Energy Corporation ("OGE"). The Commission concluded that Enable's SSF would not be affiliated with CNP's SSF, but could not approve a response by the required four affirmative votes on whether it would be affiliated with OGE's SSF. Read more...
AO 2016-03: New Election Entitles Candidates to Separate Contribution
In response to a court order, North Carolina scheduled a June 7, 2016, primary election for the U.S. House of Representatives, separate from the state's March 15, 2016, primary. Because the court order and subsequent legislation created a new electoral situation, candidates participating in both elections are entitled to separate contribution limits for each. Read more...
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