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Weekly Digest

 

For Immediate Release

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Judith Ingram

May 14 , 2010

Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
  Mary Brandenberger
 

 

ISSUE 2010-19

Weekly Digest

Week of May 10 -14

COMMISSION MEETINGS

The Commission did not hold an Executive Session or Open Meeting this week. Sunshine Act Notices for Executive Sessions are here. Agendas and related documents for Open Meetings are here. Audio recordings for selected meetings, hearings and presentations are here.

ADVISORY OPINIONS

Comment Received

AOR 2010-07 (Yes on FAIR).  On May 10, the Commission received a late comment on AOR 2010-07 (Yes on FAIR). The requester, a California state ballot measure committee, asks whether and how Members of Congress may solicit donations to it (i) during the period before the measure qualifies for the November 2010 general election ballot, and (ii) during the post-qualification period leading up to the date of the general election. The Commission must issue a response no later than 60 days after receipt of the complete request, that is, by June 14, 2010.

Advisory Opinions and Requests are available here.

ENFORCEMENT

The Commission made public one closed case this week. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

MUR 6228 – Fannie Lou Hamer Federal Political Action Committee and Edwin K. Washington, in his official capacity as treasurer. The Commission issued a caution letter and decided to take no further action

ADMINISTRATIVE FINES

The Commission made public one campaign finance enforcement matter that was resolved through its Administrative Fines (AF) program. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

AF 1951 – Citizens for Harkin and Theresa L. Kehoe as Treasurer. The Commission made a final determination to terminate the proceedings and close the file.

DISCLOSURE

On May 11, the Commission introduced a new Candidate Disbursements feature on its website, which provides downloads of itemized disbursements reported by U.S. House and Senate candidate committees for the 2010 election cycle.


CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS

May 10:  Hawaii 1st District Pre-General Reports were due.  For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

May 10:  Virginia Republican Party (Districts 3 & 9) Pre-Convention Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

May 13:  Florida 19th District Post-General Reports were due.  For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

May 13:  Idaho Pre-Primary Reports were due.  For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

PRESS RELEASES

FEC Website Provides New Candidate Disbursements Feature (issued May 12)

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

May 20:  Alabama Pre-Primary Reports.  For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

May 20:  Mississippi Pre-Primary Reports.  For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

May 20:  New Mexico Pre-Primary Reports.  For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 8-9, Arlington, VA.  Regional Conference for Trade Associations, Membership Organizations, and Labor Organizations and their Political Action Committees. The conference registration information and agenda are here.

OTHER RESOURCES

The May issue of The Record is here. Sign up here to receive email notification when a new issue of the Record is posted.

The monthly supplements to the FEC’s Campaign Guides are here.