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For Immediate Release:                                                                                            Contact:  Sharon Snyder
May 27, 1999                                                                                                                                Ron Harris
                                                                                                                                                        Ian Stirton
                                                                                                                                                        Kelly Huff

 

BAUER AND QUAYLE DECLARED ELIGIBLE

FOR PRIMARY MATCHING FUNDS IN 2000 RACE

 

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission today certified Gary L. Bauer and Dan Quayle eligible to receive federal matching funds for the 2000 presidential primary campaign. They are each seeking the Republican nomination.

Bill Bradley was certified eligible on March 25. Bauer and Quayle are the second and third candidates to request and receive eligibility.

To become eligible for matching funds, candidates must raise a threshold amount of $100,000 by collecting $5,000 in 20 different states in amounts no greater than $250 from any individual. Other requirements to be declared eligible include agreeing to an overall spending limit, abiding by spending limits in each state, using public funds only for legitimate campaign-related expenses, keeping financial records and permitting an extensive campaign audit.

Threshold submissions were filed by the Bauer and Quayle campaigns on April 16, 1999.

Once certified eligible, campaigns may submit additional contributions for matching funds on the first business day of every month. The U.S. Treasury Department will pay the FEC-certified amounts beginning in January 2000. The maximum amount a candidate could receive is currently calculated to be $16.75 million.

Listed on the reverse side of this release are the qualifying states for each candidate.

STATES SUBMITTED FOR ELIGIBILITY

 

BAUER     QUAYLE

Alabama    Alabama

Arizona    Arizona

California    California

Colorado    Colorado

Florida    Florida

Georgia    Georgia

Illinois    Illinois

Indiana    Indiana

Kansas    Iowa

Kentucky    Kentucky

Maryland    Maryland

Michigan    Michigan

Minnesota    Minnesota

Missouri    Missouri

New Jersey New Jersey

New York New York

North Carolina North Carolina

Ohio                 Ohio

Pennsylvania Pennsylvania

Tennessee        Texas

Texas        Virginia

Virginia        Washington

Washington Wisconsin

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