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Weekly Digest

 

For Immediate Release

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Judith Ingram

September 3, 2010

Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
  Mary Brandenberger
   
 

ISSUE 2010-35

                       

Weekly Digest

Week of August 30 – September 3

COMMISSION MEETINGS

No Commission Executive Sessions or Open Meetings were scheduled this week.

ENFORCEMENT

The Commission made public three closed cases and one Statement of Reasons. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

MUR 6101 – Heller for Congress and Elisabeth Ballinger, in her official capacity as treasurer; November Inc. (d/b/a November Inc., Autumn Productions, and NI Operations); and Foundations, Inc. (n/k/a IN Compliance Inc.). The Commission decided to take no further action. A Statement of Reasons was issued by Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub.

MUR 6225 – Shurtleff Joint Fund and Lynn Gilbert, in her official capacity as treasurer; Friends for Shurtleff and Lynn Gilbert, in her official capacity as treasurer; PAC for Utah’s Future; Mark L. Shurtleff; and Guidant Strategies. The Commission closed the file.

MUR 6246 – Charles C. Brennan; Dollar Loan Center, LLC; Robert Brennan; Judi Brennan; Bruce Cooey; Carla Cooey; and Porter for Congress and Chrissie Hastie, in her official capacity as treasurer. The Commission found no reason to believe the respondents violated the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (“the Act”).

LITIGATION

Beam v. FEC (formerly Beam v. Gonzales). A bench trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois was held in Chicago on August 25-26. On August 26, the Commission filed a Memorandum in Support of Its Motion for Judgment on Partial Findings Pursuant to Rule 52(c). The Commission asked the Court to dismiss the Plaintiffs’ Right to Financial Privacy Act claim, the only remaining claim in the case.

PRESS RELEASES

FEC Takes Final Action on Six Cases (issued August 31)

PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

The Commission made available on its website Audits for the 1986 and 1988 election cycle. The Audits are divided into three categories: Authorized Committees, Unauthorized Committees, and Title 26 Audit Reports.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS

August 30:  US Virgin Islands Pre-Primary Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

September 2:  District of Columbia Pre-Primary Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

September 2:  Delaware Pre-Primary Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

September 2:  Massachusetts Pre-Primary Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

September 2:  Maryland Pre-Primary Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

September 2:  Minnesota Pre-Primary Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

September 2:  New Hampshire Pre-Primary Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

September 2:  New York Pre-Primary Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

September 2:  Rhode Island Pre-Primary Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

September 2:  Vermont Pre-Primary Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

September 2:  Wisconsin Pre-Primary Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

September 3:  General election electioneering communications reporting period begins. For information on reporting of electioneering communications, click here.

September 6:  Hawaii Pre-Primary Reports are due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 15, Washington, DC. FEC Roundtable Workshop on Pre-Election Communications. Registration information and schedule are here.

October 6, Washington, DC. FEC Roundtable Workshops on Reporting Requirements, FECFile & E-Filing. Registration information and schedule are here.

October 7, Washington, DC. FEC Roundtable Workshop on FECFile & E-Filing for PACs and Party Committees. Registration information and schedule are here.

OTHER RESOURCES

The September 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.

Sunshine Act Notices for previous Executive Sessions are here. Agendas and related documents for previous Open Meetings are here. Audio recordings for selected previous meetings, hearings and presentations are here.