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For Immediate Release

Contact: 

Judith Ingram

April 2, 2010

Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
  Mary Brandenberger

FEC TAKES FINAL ACTION ON THREE CASES

WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission recently made public its final action on three matters under review (MURs). In one matter, the Commission found no reason to believe a violation had occurred. The Commission dismissed the other two matters.

Under the law, the FEC must attempt to resolve its enforcement cases, or MURs, through a confidential investigative process that may lead to a negotiated conciliation agreement between the Commission and the individual or group.Additional information regarding MURs can be found on the FEC web site at http://www.fec.gov/em/mur.shtml.

This release contains only summary information.For additional details, please consult publicly available documents for each case in the Enforcement Query System (EQS) on the FEC web site at http://eqs.fec.gov/eqs/searcheqs.

MUR 6183

RESPONDENTS:

Bay City Educators Public Affairs Council and Saun L. Strobel, in her official capacity as treasurer

COMPLAINANT:

Kyle Olson

SUBJECT:

The complaint alleges that Bay City Educators Public Affairs Council and its treasurer made a $500 contribution to Stupak for Congress, triggering political committee status and the reporting and registration requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended ("the Act").

OUTCOME:

The Commission found no reason to believe the respondents violated the Act because the respondents had not established a separate segregated fund under the Act, and they did not achieve political committee status because they did not exceed the contribution or expenditure threshold of $1,000 in a calendar year.

   

MUR 6135

RESPONDENTS:

Unknown Respondents

COMPLAINANT:

California Republican Party by its General Counsel, Charles H. Bell

SUBJECT:

The complaint alleges that on November 4, 2008, Republican voters in Northern California received automated telephone calls with a recorded message attempting to suppress turnout in California’s District 4 race.  The complaint alleges further that the calls lacked the proper disclaimer.

OUTCOME:

The Commission exercised its prosecutorial discretion and dismissed the matter.

   

MUR 6157

RESPONDENTS:

Ogonowski for Senate and Kathleen Haas Ogonowski, in her official capacity as treasurer

COMPLAINANT:

Janet Kreisman, Comptroller, Jamestown Associates

SUBJECT:

The complaint alleges that Ogonowski for Senate failed to report outstanding debts to Jamestown Associates for media services performed in 2008.

OUTCOME:

The Commission exercised its prosecutorial discretion and dismissed the matter.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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