Week of August 8 – 12
No Commission Executive Sessions or Open Meetings were scheduled this week.
The Commission made public one closed case and one Statement of Reasons.
MUR 6371 – Friends of Christine O’Donnell and Matthew J. Moran, in his official capacity as treasurer; Christine O’Donnell; and Our Country Deserves Better PAC-TeaPartyExpress.org and Betty Presley, in her official capacity as treasurer. A Statement of Reasons was issued by Vice Chair Caroline C. Hunter and Commissioners Donald F. McGahn and Matthew S. Petersen.
For information regarding each of the above matters, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
The Commission made public two campaign finance enforcement matters that were resolved through its Administrative Fines (AF) program.
AF 2342 – Western Energy Alliance PAC and Kathleen M. Sgamma, in her official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $550.
AF 2464 – The Committee to Elect Dino LaVerghetta and Rose LaVerghetta, in her official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed no civil penalty.
For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
Bluman v. FEC (Civ. No. 10-1766 (RMU-BMK-RMC)). On August 8, a three-judge panel in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an order and final judgment and Memorandum Opinion granting the Commission's motion to dismiss and denying plaintiffs' motion for summary judgment. On August 12, the plaintiffs filed a Notice of Appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS
August 11: California's 36th Congressional District Post Special Runoff Election Reports were due. For more information on reporting dates for this special election, refer to the Special Election Report Notice of the Commission website.
UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES
August 20: August Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2011 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.
September 7-8, Minneapolis, MN – Regional Conference for House and Senate Campaigns, Party Committees and Corporate/Labor/Trade PACs. Registration information and schedule are on the 2011 Conference Schedule page of the Commission website.
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