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For Immediate Release
Contact:
Judith Ingram
March 14, 2014   Christian Hilland
    Julia Queen
     
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Weekly Digest

Week of March 10 - 14

COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS

On March 11, the Commission held an executive session.

No Commission open meetings were held this week. Click here for agendas and related documents for open meetings. Click here for audio recordings for selected meetings, hearings and presentations.

ENFORCEMENT

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

MUR 6638
COMPLAINANT: Scott Randolph
RESPONDENTS: William Todd Long; Todd Long for Congress (2010) and Rosa Alvarez, in her official capacity as treasurer; and Long, William Todd (f/k/a Todd Long for U.S. Congress (2012) and Todd Long, in his official capacity as treasurer
SUBJECT: The complaint alleged that Long, Todd Long for Congress (2010) and Alvarez, in her official capacity as treasurer, as well as Long, William Todd (f/k/a Todd Long for U.S. Congress (2012) and Todd Long, in his official capacity as treasurer, converted campaign funds to personal use by spending campaign funds on the purchase and distribution of copies of a book authored by Long. Long was a 2008 and 2010 candidate for Florida’s 8th Congressional District and a 2012 candidate for Florida’s 9th Congressional District.
DISPOSITION: The Commission dismissed the matter in light of the circumstances and in consideration of Commission priorities.

ADMINISTRATIVE FINES

The Commission made public three campaign finance enforcement matters that were resolved through its Administrative Fines (AF) program, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

AF 2620 – John Hernandez for Congress 2012 and Karen Hernandez, in her official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $505.

AF 2717 – John Hernandez for Congress 2012 and Karen Hernandez, in her official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $250.

AF 2761 – Polish American Leadership Political Action Committee and Janine Pawlus, in her official capacity as treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $4,950.

OUTREACH

On March 11, Chairman Lee E. Goodman discussed the role of the Commission with a group of civic, political, and media leaders from Venezuela as part of the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program.

UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS

March 18: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session and an open meeting.

March 20: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

March 20: March Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

April 15: April Quarterly Reports are due. For information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.

April 20: April Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.

The Commission posted the filing deadlines for the Special Election in New Jersey’s First Congressional District. For information on reporting dates for this election, refer to the Special Election Report Notice.

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

March 19, Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C. Seminar/Webinar for House and Senate Campaigns and Party Committees. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

April 30, Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C. Seminar/Webinar for Corporations and their PACs. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

May 21, Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C. Seminar/Webinar for Trade Associations, Labor Organizations, Membership Organizations and their PACs. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

OTHER RESOURCES

The 2013 Legislative Recommendations are available on the Commission’s website.

The August 2013 edition of the Federal Election Commission Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees is available on the Commission’s website.

The 2013 edition of the Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available in the Public Records section of the Commission website. This publication identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings.

The Official 2012 Presidential General Election Results are available in the Library section of the website. This listing was compiled from the official election results published by state election offices.

An index to the Record news articles published in 2013 is available on the Commission website. The Record news page is available in the Publications section of the Commission website. Sign up to receive email notification when new articles are posted.

The FEC Annual Reports from 1975-2006 are now available on the website. Beginning in 2007, the Commission consolidated its Annual Report with its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) to provide a single account of the agency's activities for each fiscal year.

Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations can be downloaded from the website. To order printed copies, call (800) 424-9530 (press 6) or send an email to info@fec.gov.

Instructional videos are available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/FECTube?feature=watch. These videos are also available on the Commission's E-Learning resources page at http://www.fec.gov/info/elearning.shtml.

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