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Formula Calculations for Statistical Tables: Election Cycles after 2010

 

Presidential Candidate Tables
Congressional Candidate Tables
National Party Committee Tables
Political Action Committee (PAC) Tables
Independent Expenditure Tables
Electioneering Communication Tables

Presidential Candidate Tables

The figures presented in Presidential Tables 1 and 2 have been calculated by summing the data reported by all authorized committees of presidential candidates* on the line numbers and columns of the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3P as listed below.

*Only presidential candidates who raised more than $100,000 in contributions from individuals other than the candidate, or spent $100,000, are included in these tables.

Presidential Table 1

Federal Funds Line 16, Column A
Contributions from Individuals Line 17a(iii), Column A
Contributions from Parties Line 17b, Column A
Contributions from Committees Line 17c, Column A
Contributions/Loans from the Candidate Line 17d, Column A
Other Loans Line 19b, Column A
Transfers Line 18, Column A
Offsets to Operating Expenditures Line 20d, Column A
Other Receipts Line 21, Column A
Total Line 22, Column A

Presidential Table 2

Operating Expenditures Line 23, Column A
Transfers to other Committees Line 24, Column A
Fundraising Disbursements Line 25, Column A         
Legal & Accounting Disbursements Line 26, Column A
Total Loan Repayments Line 27c, Column A
Total Contribution Refunds Line 28d, Column A
Other Disbursements Line 29, Column A
Total Disbursements Line 30, Column A
Latest Cash on Hand Line 10
Debts Owed by Campaign Line 12
Debts Owed to Campaign Line 11

 

Congressional Candidate Tables

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Congressional Candidate Table 1

The figures presented in Congressional Candidate Table 1 have been calculated by summing the data reported by House and Senate Candidate Committees (committee types H and S) on the line numbers and columns from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3 as listed below.

Number Number of House and Senate candidates who filed campaign reports to the Commission with financial activity, total receipts or total disbursements greater than $0
Receipts Form 3 Line 16, Column A
Contributions from Individuals Form 3 Line 11a(iii), Column A
Contributions from Other Committees Form 3 Line 11c, Column A
Candidate Contributions and Loans Form 3 Line 11d, Column A plus Form 3 Line 13a,
Column A
Disbursements Form 3 Line 22, Column A
Cash on Hand Form 3 Line 8
Debts Form 3 Line 10

Congressional Candidate Table 2

The figures presented in Congressional Candidate Table 2 have been calculated by summing the data reported by Senate Candidate Committees (committee type S) on the line numbers and columns from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3 as listed below.

Number Number of Senate candidates who filed campaign reports to the Commission with financial activity, total receipts or total disbursements greater than $0
Receipts Form 3 Line 16, Column A
Contributions from Individuals Form 3 Line 11a(iii), Column A
Contributions from Other Committees Form 3 Line 11c, Column A
Candidate Contributions and Loans Form 3 Line 11d, Column A plus Form 3 Line 13a,
Column A
Disbursements Form 3 Line 22, Column A
Cash on Hand Form 3 Line 8
Debts Form 3 Line 10

Congressional Candidate Table 3

The figures presented in Congressional Candidate Table 3 have been calculated by summing the data reported by House Candidate Committees (committee type H) on the line numbers and columns from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3 as listed below.

Number Number of House candidates who filed campaign reports to the Commission with financial activity, total receipts or total disbursements greater than $0
Receipts Form 3 Line 16, Column A
Contributions from Individuals Form 3 Line 11a(iii), Column A
Contributions from Other Committees Form 3 Line 11c, Column A
Candidate Contributions and Loans Form 3 Line 11d, Column A plus Form 3 Line 13a,
Column A
Disbursements Form 3 Line 22, Column A
Cash on Hand Form 3 Line 8
Debts Form 3 Line 10

Congressional Candidate Table 4

The figures presented in Congressional Candidate Table 4 are the median of the sum of total receipts reported by House and Senate Candidate Committees (committee types H and S) on the line number and column from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3 as listed below.  Non-financial candidate information is reported on the candidate's Statement of Candidacy, FEC Form 2.

Receipts Form 3 Line 16, Column A
Party Form 2 Line 4
Incumbent/Challenger/Open The information in this field is determined from multiple sources including the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Senate, candidate announcements and news reports.

Challengers Over $100,000

The figures presented in Congressional Candidate Table 4 are counts of House and Senate challengers that have reported total receipts of $100,000 or more for the specified reporting period. 

Congressional Candidate Table 5

The figures presented in Congressional Candidate Table 5 have been calculated by summing the data reported by Senate Candidate Committees (committee type S) on the line numbers and columns from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3 as listed below.  Non-financial Senate Candidate information is reported on the candidate's Statement of Candidacy, FEC Form 2.

State Form 2 Line 6
Candidate Form 2 Line 1
Party Form 2 Line 4
Incumbent/Challenger/Open The information in this field is determined from multiple sources including the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Senate, candidate announcements and news reports.
Two-Year Period 24-month period beginning on January 1 of an odd year and ending on December 31 of an even year.
Receipts Form 3 Line 16, Column A
Contributions from Individuals Form 3 Line 11a(iii), Column A
Contributions from PACs and Other Committees Form 3 Line 11c, Column A
Contributions/Loans from the Candidate   Form 3 Line 11d, Column A plus
Form 3 Line 13a, Column A
Transfers Form 3 Line 12, Column A
Disbursements Form 3 Line 22, Column A
Cash on Hand    Form 3 Line 8
Debts Owed Form 3 Line 10

Congressional Candidate Table 6a – 6g

The total amounts in the Top 50 tables have been calculated by summing the data reported by Senate Candidate Committees (committee type S) on the line numbers and columns from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3 as listed below.  Senate candidate information is reported on the candidate's Statement of Candidacy, FEC Form 2.

Rank Rank 1-50 descending by amount
Candidate Name Form 2 Line 1
State Form 2 Line 6
Party Form 2 Line 4
Incumbent/Challenger/Open The information in this field is determined from multiple sources including the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Senate, candidate announcements and news reports.
Receipts Form 3 Line 16, Column A
Contributions from Individuals Form 3 Line 11a(iii), Column A
Contributions from PACs and Other Committees Form 3 Line 11c, Column A
Contributions/Loans from the Candidate Form 3 Line 11d, Column A plus
Form 3 Line 13a, Column A
Disbursements Form 3 Line 22, Column A
Cash on Hand Form 3 Line 8
Debts Owed Form 3 Line 10

Congressional Candidate Table 7

State Form 2 Line 6
District Form 2 Line 6
Candidate Form 2 Line 1
Party Form 2 Line 4
Incumbent/Challenger/Open The information in this field is determined from multiple sources including the Clerk of the House of the Representatives, the Secretary of the Senate, candidate announcements and news reports.
Receipts Form 3 Line 16, Column A
Contributions from Individuals     Form 3 Line 11a(iii), Column A
Contributions from PACs and Other Committees Form 3 Line 11c, Column A
Contributions/Loans from the Candidate Form 3 Line 11d, Column A plus
Form 3 Line 13a, Column A
Disbursements Form 3 Line 22, Column A
Cash on Hand Form 3 Line 8
Debts Owed Form 3 Line 10

The figures presented in Congressional Candidate Table 7 have been calculated by summing the data reported by House Candidate Committees (committee type H) on the line numbers and columns from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3 as listed below.  House candidate information is reported on the candidate's Statement of Candidacy, FEC Form 2.

Congressional Candidate 8a - 11g

The total amounts in the Top 50 tables have been calculated by summing the data reported by House Candidate Committees (committee type H) on the line numbers and columns from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3 as listed below.  House candidate information is reported on the candidate's Statement of Candidacy, FEC Form 2.

Rank Rank 1-50 descending by amount
Candidate Form 2 Line 1
State Form 2 Line 6
District Form 2 Line 6
Party Form 2 Line 4
Incumbent/Challenger/Open The information in this field is determined from multiple sources including the Clerk of the House of the Representatives, the Secretary of the Senate, candidate announcements and news reports.
Receipts Form 3 Line 16, Column A
Contributions from Individuals Form 3 Line 11a(iii), Column A
Contributions from PACs and Other Committees Form 3 Line 11c, Column A
Contributions/Loans from the Candidate Form 3 Line 11d, Column A plus
Form 3 Line 13a, Column A
Disbursements Form 3 Line 22, Column A
Cash on Hand Form 3 Line 8
Debts Owed       Form 3 Line 10

 

National Party Committee Tables

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National Party Committee Table 1

The total figures presented in Party Table 1 have been calculated by summing the data reported by national party committees* on the line numbers and columns from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3X or from specific lines on Schedule A or Schedule B, as listed below.

Receipts (total receipts) Line 19, Column A
Individuals Line 11a(iii), Column A
Other Committees Line 11c, Column A
Transfers from other National Committees Line 12, Column A or Line 17, Column A, with transaction type 18G and contributor ID indicating the other national party committee that made the transfer.
Transfers from State/Local Parties Line 12, Column A or Line 17, Column A with transaction type 18G and contributor ID indicating the state or locall party committee that made the transfer.
Disbursements (total disbursements) Line 31, Column A
Contributions Line 23, Column A
Coordinated Expenditures Line 25, Column A
Independent Expenditures Line 24, Column A
Transfers to other National Line 22, Column A or Line 23, Column A, with transaction type 24G and recipient ID indicating the other national party committee that received the transfer.
Transfers to State/Local Line 22, Column A or Line 23, Column A, with transaction type 24G and recipient ID indicating the state or locall party committee that received the transfer.
Cash on Hand Line 8
Debts Owed By Line 10

*The six Democratic and Republican national party committees are:  DNC (C00010603), DSCC (C00042366), DCCC (C00000935), RNC (C00003418), NRSC (C00027466) and NRCC (C00075820). Other Party Committees include the Constitution Party National Committee (C00279802), Green Party of the United States (C00370221), Libertarian National Committee (C00255695), Reform Party of the United States (C00331314), Green Senatorial Campaign Committee (C00428664) and Libertarian National Congressional Committee (C00418103).

National Party Committee Tables 2 and 3

The total figures presented in Party Tables 2 and 3 have been calculated by summing the data reported by Democratic and Republican national party committees on the line numbers and columns from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3X or from specific lines on Schedule A or Schedule B, as listed below.

Receipts (total receipts) Line 19, Column A
Individuals Line 11a(iii), Column A
Other Committees Line 11c, Column A
Transfers from other National Committees Line 12, Column A or Line 17, Column A, with transaction type 18G and contributor ID indicating the other national party committee that made the transfer.
Transfers from State/Local Parties Line 12, Column A or Line 17, Column A, with transaction type 18G and contributor ID indicating the state or local party committee that made the transfer.
Disbursements (total disbursements) Line 31, Column A
Contributions Line 23, Column A
Coordinated Expenditures Line 25, Column A
Independent Expenditures Line 24, Column A
Transfers to other National Line 22, Column A or Line 23, Column A, with transaction type 24G and recipient ID indicating the other national party committee that received the transfer.
Transfers to State/Local Line 22, Column A or Line 23, Column A, with transaction type 24G and recipient indicating the state or local party committee that received the transfer.
Cash on Hand    Line 8
Debts Owed By Line 10

State and Local Party Committees (Federal Funds) of National Party Tables 2 and 3

State and local party committees are party committees, with the exception of host committees, convention committees, committees located in Washington, DC and those national committees listed above. 

Receipts (total receipts) Line 19, Column A - Line 18c, Column A
Individuals Line 11a(iii), Column A
Other Committees Line 11c, Column A
Transfers from other National Committees Sum of transfers to state and local parties reported by the national party committees.
Transfers from State/Local Parties Line 12, Column A or Line 17, Column A with transaction type 18G and contributor ID indicating the state or local party committee that made the transfer.
Disbursements (total disbursements) Line 31, Column A minus Line 21aii, Column A plus Line 30aii, Column A
Contributions Line 23, Column A
Coordinated Expenditures Line 25, Column A
Independent Expenditures Line 24, Column A
Transfers to other National Committees Sum of transfers from state and local parties reported by the national party committees.
Transfers to State/Local Parties Line 22, Column A or Line 23, Column A, with transaction type 24G and recipient ID recipient indicating the state or local party committee that received the transfer.
Cash on Hand Line 8
Debts Owed By Line 10

Total Party Financial Activity of National Party Tables 2 and 3

Receipts (total receipts) National party receipts plus state and local receipts minus the sum of transfers from national parties and transfers from state and local parties
Individuals National party individual contributions plus state and local party individual contributions
Other Committees National party other committee contributions plus state and local other committee contributions
Transfers from other National Committees National party transfers from national parties plus state and local transfers from national parties
Transfers from State/Local Parties National party transfers from state and local parties plus state and local transfers from state and local parties
Disbursements (total disbursements) National party disbursements plus state and local disbursements minus the sum of transfers from national parties and transfers from state and local parties
Contributions National party contributions to candidates and committees plus state and local contributions to candidates and committees
Coordinated Expenditures National party coordinated expenditures plus state and local coordinated expenditures
Independent Expenditures National party independent expenditures plus state and local independent expenditures
Transfers to other National National party transfers to national parties plus state and local transfers to national parties
Transfers to State/Local National party transfers to state and local parties plus state and local party transfers to state and local parties
Cash on Hand National party cash on hand plus state and local cash on hand
Debts Owed By National party debts owed by plus state and local debts owed by

National Party Committee Table 4

The figures presented in Party Table 4 have been calculated by summing the data reported by the Democratic and Republican national party committees on specific lines on Schedule A of FEC Form 3X, as listed below.

Unitemized less than $200 Total from Individuals minus Total Itemized (hidden column)
Percentage Unitemized less than $200 total divided by Total from Individuals
$200-$1,000 Sum of individual contributions, transaction type 15, between $200 and $1,000 reported on Line 11a(i), Column A
Percentage $200-$1,000 total divided by Total from Individuals
$1,001-$5,000 Sum of individual contributions, transaction type 15, between $1,001 and $5,000 reported on Line 11ai, Column A
Percentage $1,001-$5,000 total divided by Total from Individuals
$5,001-$10,000 Sum of individual contributions, transaction type 15, between $5,001 and $10,000 reported on Line 11ai, Column A
Percentage $5,001-$10,000 total divided by Total from Individuals
$10,001-$20,000 Sum of individual contributions, transaction type 15, between $10,000 and $20,000 reported on Line 11ai, Column A
Percentage $10,001-$20,000 total divided by Total from Individuals
Greater Than $20,000 Sum of individual contributions, transaction type 15, greater than $20,000 reported on Line 11ai, Column A
Percentage Greater Than $20,000 total divided by Total from Individuals
Total Itemized Hidden column (spreadsheet) sum of $200-$1,000, $1,001-$5,000, $5,001-$10,000, $10,001-$20,000, Greater Than $20,000 categories
Total from Individuals Sum of Line 11a(iii), Column A

National Party Committee Table 5-8

The figures presented in Party Tables 5-8 have been calculated by summing the data reported by the DSCC, NRSC, DCCC and NRCC on specific lines on Schedule A of FEC Form 3X, as listed below. Non-financial Candidate information is reported on the candidate's Statement of Candidacy, FEC Form 2.

Candidate ID# Candidate's FEC ID.
Candidate Name Form 2, Line 1a
State Form 2, Line 6
District Form 2, Line 6 – House candidates only
Amount Form 3 Line 11c, Column A or Form 3 Line 17, Column A sum on contributions, transaction type 18K, from House or Senate candidate committees (committee types H and S)

Political Action Committee (PAC) Tables

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PAC Table 1

The figures presented in PAC Table 1 have been calculated by summing the data reported by PACs, (committee types N for nonqualified and Q for qualified) on the line numbers and columns from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3X as listed below.

Number of Committees Number of committees that were active at any point during the covered reporting period        
Total Receipts Form 3X Line 19, Column A
Total Disbursements Form 3X Line 31, Column A
Debts Owed By Form 3X Line 10
Cash on Hand Form 3X Line 8
Connected organization type is reported on Form 1 Lines 5(e) and 6.
Non-Connected The committee has not selected any organization type from Form 1 Line 5(e), or the committee has selected 'Membership Organization' on Form 1 Line 5(e) and Line 6 is blank, or the committee has selected 'Membership Organization' on Form 1 Line 5(e) and Line 6 contains the word 'NONE'.
Corporate The committee has selected 'Corporation' on Form 1 Line 5(e).
Labor The committee has selected 'Labor Organization' on Form 1 Line 5(e).
Trade The committee has selected 'Trade Association'    on Form 1 Line 5(e).
Membership The committee has selected 'Membership Organization' on Form 1 Line 5(e) and Line 6 is not blank and does not contain the word 'NONE'.
Cooperative The committee has selected 'Cooperative' on Form 1 Line 5(e).
Corporation without Capital Stock The committee has selected 'Corporation w/o Capital Stock' on Form 1 Line 5(e).

PAC Table 2

The figures presented in PAC Table 2 have been calculated by summing the data reported by PACs, (committee types N for nonqualified and Q for qualified) on specific lines on Schedule B of FEC Form 3X, as listed below. Non-financial Candidate information is reported on the candidate's Statement of Candidacy, FEC Form 2.

Amount Form 3X Line 23, Column A or Form 3X Line 29, Column A with transaction type 24K and recipient ID equal to a House or Senate Candidate Committee.  
Party Form 2 Line 4
Incumbent/Challenger/Open The information in this field is determined from multiple sources including the Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Secretary of the Senate, candidate announcements and news reports.
Connected organization Form 1 Lines 5(e) and 6
Non-Connected The committee has not selected any organization type from Form 1 Line 5(e), or the committee has selected 'Membership Organization' on Form 1 Line 5(e) and Line 6 is blank, or the committee has selected 'Membership Organization' on Form 1 Line 5(e) and Line 6 contains the word 'NONE'.
Corporate The committee has selected 'Corporation' on Form 1 Line 5(e).
Labor The committee has selected 'Labor Organization' on Form 1 Line 5(e).
Trade The committee has selected 'Trade Association'    on Form 1 Line 5(e).
Membership The committee has selected 'Membership Organization' on Form 1 Line 5(e) and Line 6 is not blank and does not contain the word 'NONE'.
Cooperative The committee has selected 'Cooperative' on Form 1 Line 5(e).
Corporation without Capital Stock The committee has selected 'Corporation w/o Capital Stock' on Form 1 Line 5(e).

PAC Table 3a

The figures presented in PAC Table 3a have been calculated by summing the data reported by Independent Expenditure-Only Political Committees (committee O) on the line numbers and columns from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3X  and specific lines on Schedule E as listed below.

ID # Filer's FEC ID.
Committee Name Form 1 Line 1
Total Receipts Form 3X Line 19, Column A
Total Disbursements Form 3X Line 31, Column A
Total IEs Made Form 3X Schedule E Line 24 Sum of non-memo items supporting or opposing federal candidates.
Closing Cash on Hand Form 3X Line 8
Debts Owed By Form 3X Line 10

PAC Table 3b

The figures presented in PAC Table 3b have been calculated by summing the data reported by Political Committees with Non-Contribution Accounts (committee type V for nonqualified  and W  for qualified) on the line numbers and columns from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3X  and specific lines on Schedule E as listed below.

ID # Filer's FEC ID
Committee Name Form 1 Line 1
Total Receipts Form 3X Line 19, Column A
Total Disbursements Form 3X Line 31, Column A
Total IEs Made Form 3X Schedule E Line 24 Sum of non-memo items supporting or opposing federal candidates.
Closing Cash on Hand Form 3X Line 8
Debts Owed By Form 3X Line 10

PAC Tables 4a – 11d

The total amounts in the Top 50 tables have been calculated by summing the data reported by PACs (committee types N and Q) on the line numbers and columns from the Summary and Detailed Summary Pages of FEC Form 3X as listed below, then ranking them in descending order.

Rank Rank 1-50 descending by amount
ID # Filer's FEC ID
Committee Filer's name
Total Receipts Form 3X Line 19, Column A
Total Disbursements Form 3X Line 31, Column A
Debts owed By Form 3X Line 10
Cash on Hand Form 3X Line 8
Connected organization type Form 1 Lines 5(e) and 6
Non-Connected The committee has not selected any organization type from Form 1 Line 5(e), or the committee has selected 'Membership Organization' on Form 1 Line 5(e) and Line 6 is blank, or the committee has selected 'Membership Organization' on Form 1 Line 5(e) and Line 6 contains the word 'NONE'.
Corporate The committee has selected 'Corporation' on Form 1 Line 5(e).
Labor The committee has selected 'Labor Organization' on Form 1 Line 5(e).
Trade The committee has selected 'Trade Association' on Form 1 Line 5(e).
Membership The committee has selected 'Membership Organization' on Form 1 Line 5(e) and Line 6 is not blank and does not contain the word 'NONE'.
Cooperative The committee has selected 'Cooperative' on Form 1 Line 5(e).
Corporation without Capital Stock The committee has selected 'Corporation w/o Capital Stock' on Form 1 Line 5(e).

Independent Expenditure Tables

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Independent Expenditure Tables 1, 3 and 4

The figures presented in IE Tables 1, 3, and 4 have been calculated by summing the data reported by PACs, (committee types N for nonqualified and Q for qualified), Party Committees (committee types X for nonqualified and Y for qualified),  Independent Expenditure-Only Political Committees (committee O), Political Committees with Non-Contribution Accounts (committee type V for nonqualified  and W  for qualified) and Independent Expenditures Reported by Persons other than Political Committees (committee type I) on specific lines of Form 3X Schedule E or Form 5 Schedule E.

Independent Expenditures for Democrats Form 3X Schedule E Line 24 or Form 5 Schedule E Line 7; sum of non-memo transactions supporting Democratic federal candidates. 
Independent Expenditures against Democrats Form 3X Schedule E Line 24 or Form 5 Schedule E Line 7; sum of non-memo transactions opposing Democratic federal candidates.
Independent Expenditures for Republicans Form 3X Schedule E Line 24 or Form 5 Schedule E Line 7; sum of non-memo transactions supporting Republican federal candidates.
Independent Expenditures against Republicans Form 3X Schedule E Line 24 or Form 5 Schedule E Line 7; sum of non-memo transactions opposing Republican federal candidates.
Independent Expenditures for Others Form 3X Schedule E Line 24 or Form 5 Schedule E Line 7; sum of non-memo transactions supporting federal candidates not affiliated with either the Democratic Party or Republican Party.
Independent Expenditures against Others Form 3X Schedule E Line 24 or Form 5 Schedule E Line 7; sum of non-memo transactions opposing federal candidates not affiliated with either the Democratic Party or Republican Party.

Independent Expenditure Table 2

The figures presented in IE Table 2 have been calculated by summing the data reported by PACs, (committee types N for nonqualified and Q for qualified), Party Committees (committee types X for nonqualified and Y for qualified),  Independent Expenditure-Only Political Committees (committee O), Political Committees with Non-Contribution Accounts (committee type V for nonqualified  and W  for qualified) and Independent Expenditures Reported by Persons other than Political Committees (committee type I) on specific lines of Form 3X Schedule E or Form 5 Schedule E.

ID # Filer's FEC ID.
Committee/Individual     Committee Name or Individual
Amount Form 3X Schedule E Line 24 or Form 5 Schedule E Line 7. Sum of non-memo transactions supporting or opposing federal candidates.

Electioneering Communication Tables

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Electioneering Communication Table 1

The figures presented in EC Table 1 are the disbursements reported Electioneering Communications filers on Form 9.

Committee ID Filer's FEC ID
Committee Name Committee Name
Beginning Coverage Date Form 9 Line 4
Ending Coverage Date Form 9 Line 4
Public Distribution Date Form 9 Line 5a
Total Disbursements Form 9 Line 10
Filing Received   Receipt Date