News Releases, Media Advisories
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
New Jersey New Jersey
New York New York
North Carolina North Carolina
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