AO 2014-19: Nonconnected PAC May Establish Earmarking Program for
(Posted 01/21/2015; By Myles Martin)
ActBlue, a nonconnected political action committee, may establish separate
“draft funds” and “nominee funds” to accept contributions earmarked for
candidates and prospective candidates who are women. Read more...
AO 2014-18: Two Corporate PACs Are Not Affiliated
(Posted 12/22/2014; By Alex Knott)
The separate segregated funds (SSFs) for Rayonier Inc. (Rayonier) and Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM) are not affiliated because the companies’ overall relationship reflects independence post-spin-off. Read more...
AO 2014-17: LLC Owned by Two Corporations May Authorize Solicitations by a
(Posted 11/18/2014; By Myles Martin)
A limited liability company (LLC) owned and controlled by two corporations
may authorize a trade association of which it is a member to solicit its
executive and administrative personnel. Read more...
Advisory Opinions 2014-14 & 2014-15: Professors May Receive Fringe
Benefits from College During Campaigns
(Posted 10/23/2014; By Isaac Baker)
Two federal candidates, who are also college faculty members, may continue to
receive fringe benefits payments from their employer during their unpaid leaves
of absence to run for Congress. These candidate/employees’ receipt of these
benefits does not violate the ban on corporate contributions because the
college’s payment is part of a consistent policy available to all qualified
employees and will be made on the same terms as other faculty members. Read more...
AO 2014-12: Separate Contribution Limits for National Convention Committees
(Posted 10/20/2014; By Alex Knott)
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Republican National Committee
(RNC) may establish convention committees to raise funds subject to separate
contribution limits because such convention committees qualify as “national
committees” under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) and Commission
regulations. Read more...
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