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FEC Record: Advisory Opinions

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AO 2016-01: Website’s Distribution of News Content to Users Qualifies for Media Exemption
(Posted 04/19/2016; By Myles Martin)

The costs Ethiq corporation incurs to distribute political news stories, commentary, and editorials through its website and app qualify for the Federal Election Campaign Act's (the Act)"media exemption." As a result, these expenses are neither contributions nor expenditures under the Act. Read more...


Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of March 31, 2016
(Posted 04/04/2016; By Alex Knott)

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...


Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of February 29, 2016
(Posted 03/04/2016; By Alex Knott)

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...


AO 2015-16: Unsuccessful Primary Campaign May Not Spend General Election Contributions
(Posted 03/02/2016; By Alex Knott)

A federal candidate who lost his primary election may not spend contributions designated for the general election, because he did not participate in that election. Read more...


AO 2015-14: Internship Stipend and Academic Credit Do Not Constitute Campaign Contributions
(Posted 02/23/2016; By Alex Knott)

A university may provide a stipend and academic credit for a student’s campaign internship without making a prohibited contribution, under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) and Commission regulations. Read more...


 

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