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AO 2015-09: Activities Conducted by Super PACs, Single-Candidate Committees, 527 Organizations, Candidates and Prospective Candidates
(Posted 11/20/2015; By Dorothy Yeager)

The Commission addressed several questions posed by two Super PACs (i.e., independent expenditure-only committees) regarding activities by Super PACs, single-candidate committees, 527 organizations, candidates and prospective candidates. Read more...

AO 2015-12: Company May Develop App to Match Users with Candidates Based on Political Views
(Posted 11/17/2015; By Myles Martin)

Ethiq, Inc., a non-partisan, for-profit company, may develop and market a mobile application (the App) that will enable users to identify candidates and corporations who may share their views on a variety of political, social, and economic issues. Read more...

AO 2015-08: Company May Operate Candidate Contribution Charitable Match Platform
(Posted 11/16/2015; By Isaac Baker)

A for-profit corporation may operate a web-based platform allowing members to pledge money to a federal candidate and, at the same time, designate a charity to receive the contribution instead, should an opposing federal candidate receive matching pledges. Read more...

AO 2015-10: Counting Cable and Satellite Subscribers for Definition of Electioneering Communication in Presidential Primary States
(Posted 11/05/2015; By Dorothy Yeager)

In determining whether televised advertisements reach enough viewers to qualify as "electioneering communications," 21st Century Fox may exclude its cable and satellite customers whose subscription packages do not provide access to the sports networks on which the ads will air. Read more...

Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of October 30, 2015
(Posted 10/30/2015; By Dorothy Yeager)

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...






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