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For Immediate Release:                                                                                             Contact:  Kelly Huff
November 3, 2000                                                                                                                          Ron Harris
                                                                                                                                                        Sharon Snyder
                                                                                                                                                        Ian Stirton

45 CAMPAIGNS CITED FOR FAILURE TO FILE PRE-GENERAL REPORTS

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission today cited 45 campaign committees for failure to file the required Pre-General Election financial disclosure report.

Provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act require committees supporting candidates involved in the general election to file reports of their financial activity 12 days before the election.

As of 5 p.m. , November 2, 2000, disclosure reports from the following committees had not been filed:

CA.......... LIGHTFOOT FOR US SENATE...ERIC FINE, TREAS...GAIL K. LIGHTFOOT...LIB

*FL........... CITIZENS FOR DECKARD...RONALD E. DECKARD, TREAS...H. JOEL DECKARD...REF

HI........... CARROLL 2000...BRIAN K. YOMONO, TREAS...JOHN S. CARROLL...REP

*CA/25.... DR SIDNEY GOLD FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE...CHAREE F. SNYDER, TREAS...SIDNEY GOLD...DEM

CA/47.... NOLAN FOR CONGRESS...WILLIAM D. TODD, TREAS...DAVID F. NOLAN...LIB

CA/51.... JORGE "GEORGE" BARRAZA FOR CONGRESS...JORGE L. BARRAZA...DEM

CO/02.... FORTHOFER FOR CONGRESS...RICHARD C. WILLIAMS, TREAS...RONALD N. FORTHOFER...GRE

DE/00..... FRIENDS AND FAMILY OF MIKE MILLER...DENISE D. COOPER-MILLER, TREAS...MICHAEL C. MILLER, SR....DEM

FL/02...... DOUG DODD - U S REPRESENTATIVE CAMPAIGN...W. T. CHAPMAN, TREAS...DOUGLAS J. DODD...REP

GA/01.... COMMITTEE TO ELECT JOYCE MARIE GRIGGS...AMIR TOURE, TREAS...JOYCE M. GRIGGS...DEM

*GA/11.... LINDER FOR CONGRESS...LYNNE LINDER, TREAS...JOHN LINDER...REP

GU/00.... COMMITTEE FOR MANNY CRUZ...RAMONA R. GUMATAOTAO PEREZ, TREAS...MANUEL Q. CRUZ...REP

IN/06...... HAUPTMANN FOR CONGRESS...JOSEPH A. HAUPTMANN, TREAS...JOSEPH A. HAUPTMANN...LIB

1KY/06..... GATEWOOD FOR CONGRESS 2000...THOMAS K. LITAFIK, TREAS...GATEWOOD BALBRAITH...REF

MA/06... PAUL MACCARTHY COMMITTEE (1998)...JOHN F. MCCARTHY, TREAS...PAUL MCCARTHY...REP

MD/04... WYNN FOR CONGRESS...ALBERT WYNN, TREAS...ALBERT R. WYNN...DEM

MI/03..... TIM STEELE FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE...JAMES J. GORMAN...TIMOTHY W. STEELE...DEM

MI/04..... GAMBLE FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE....ALAN J. GAMBLE, TREAS...ALAN J. GAMBLE...GRE

MN/05... FRANK TAYLOR FOR CONGRESS VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE...DONALD F. MACHOWICZ, TREAS...FRANKIE L. TAYLOR...REP

MO/03... WINDISCH FOR CONGRESS...ANTHONY J. WINDISCH, TREAS...ANTHONY J. WINDISCH...REF

NC/01.... EVA CLAYTON COMMITTEE FOR CONGRESS...PATSY T. HARGROVE, TREAS...EVA M. CLAYTON...DEM

NJ/06...... KENNEDY FOR CONGRESS...JOHN KENNEDY, TREAS...BRIAN T. KENNEDY...UNK

NJ/09...... TEDESCHI FOR CONGRESS...HUBERT KLEIN, TREAS...JOSEPH TEDESCHI...REP

*NY/02.... "FRIENDS OF DAVID BISHOP"...GARSON K. GOLDSTEIN, TREAS...DAVID A. BISHOP...DEM

NY/02..... BOB WALSH FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE...WILLIAM S. DEMPSEY, TREAS...ROBERT T. WALSH...REP

NY/10..... FRIENDS OF BARRY FORD...LISA A. MENSAH, TREAS...BARRY D. FORD...DEM

NY/11..... CLARKE 2000...RAYNEL‘ L. TROTMAN, TREAS...UNA S. CLARKE...DEM

NY/14..... FRIENDS OF C. ADRIENNE RHODES...MICHAEL HORT, TREAS...CARLA (AKA C. ADRIENNE) RHODES...REP

OH/04.... DAN DICKMAN FOR CONGRESS...TED A. WELCH, TREAS...DANIEL L. DICKMAN...DEM

OH/07.... MITCHEL REFORM 2000...JOHN R. MITCHEL, TREAS...JOHN R. MITCHEL...IND

*OH/15.... PRYCE FOR CONGRESS...ROBERT J. PECK, TREAS...DEBORAH D. PRYCE...REP

OH/17.... COMMITTEE TO ELECT LOU A. D’APOLITO TO CONGRESS...PAULA J. D’APOLITO, TREAS...LOU A. D’APOLITO...IND

*OH/17.... TRAFICANT FOR CONGRESS...ROBERT W. BARLOW, TREAS...JAMES A. TRAFICANT...DEM

OK/01.... FRIENDS OF DAN LOWE....PATTERSON BOND, TREAS...DANIEL W. LOWE...DEM

PA/19..... SANDERS FOR CONGRESS...JAMIE FLEET, TREAS...JEFFREY L. SANDERS...DEM

SC/03..... BRIGHTHARP FOR CONGRESS...JOHN R. BRIGHTHARP, TREAS...GEORGE L. BRIGHTHARP...DEM

SC/04..... DEMINT FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE...DELL BAKER, TREAS...JAMES W. DEMINT...REP

SC/06..... ELLISON FOR CONGRESS...JOANNE ELLISON, TREAS...VINCE E.ELLISON...REP

TX/01..... NOBLE WILLINGHAM FOR CONGRESS...DAWN M. THEURE, TREAS...NOBLE WILLINGHAM...REP

TX/15..... ISRAEL CANTU FOR CONGRESS...DELIA FLORES, TREAS...ISRAEL CANTU...REP

TX/22..... JO ANN MATRANGA FOR CONGRESS...PHILIP J. MATRANGA, TREAS...JO ANN MATRANGA...DEM

*TX/23.... GARZA FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE...RICARDO E. DALDERON, TREAS...ISIDRO GARZA, JR....DEM

TX/27..... PAT AHUMADA FOR CONGRESS...HERBERT G. AMES, TREAS...PAT AHUMADA...REP

TX/29..... JOE VU FOR CONGRESS CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE...MARY WILINSON, TREAS...JOE VU...REP

VA/09.... OSBORNE FOR CONGRESS...BELL S. TILLSON, TREAS...MICHAEL D. "OZ" OSBORNE...REP

The reports were to include financial activity occurring from October 1 through October 18. If sent by registered mail, the reports should have been postmarked by October 23. Otherwise, the due date was close-of-business October 26.

Some individuals and their committees have no obligation to file reports under federal election law, even though their names may appear on state ballots. If an individual raises or spends less than $5,000, he or she is not considered a "candidate" subject to reporting under the FECA.

The FEC notified committees involved in the general election of their filing requirements on October 2. Those committees which did not file on the due date were notified on October 27 that reports had not been received and that their names would be published if they did not respond within four business days.

Other political committees supporting Senate and House candidates in elections (those which are not authorized units of a candidate's campaign) also are required to file pre-general election reports. Those committee names are not published by the FEC.

Further Commission action against non-filers and late filers is decided on a case-by-case basis. Federal law gives the FEC broad authority to initiate enforcement actions and the FEC has implemented a new administrative fine program which may subject committees to penalties ranging from $125 to $16,000 or more.

The next regularly scheduled disclosure reports for candidate committees will be the 30-Day Post-General Election report due December 7, 2000. It will cover activity from October 19 through November 27.

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1The Gatewood for Congress 2000 committee has filed the October Quarterly Report covering part of the 12-Day Pre-General Reporting period. The report covered July 1, 2000 through October 15, 2000. It was signed and dated October 11, 2000. It was received by the Commission on October 16, 2000.

*The 12-Day Pre-General Report has been filed. However, the FEC received the disclosure report after the 5 p.m., November 2, 2000 cutoff date.