Corporate license of patented technology for political committee use in advertising.
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Corporate sale of non-fungible tokens ("NFTs") to political committees.
Payment for television advertisements featuring candidates that solicit funds for national party committee’s legal proceedings account.
Application of coordinated communication rules to text messages soliciting contributions via "split-it" fundraising pages.
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Application of joint fundraising rules to text messages containing links to “split-it” fundraising pages
Redesignation of contributions to rescheduled primary election.
Use of campaign funds for cybersecurity expenses
Committee use of contributions deposited after the 10-day deadline
Repayment of candidate loan previously converted to candidate contribution, in light of FEC v. Cruz decision
Technology corporation's provision of pilot program testing new features in email product to authorized candidate committees, political party committees, and leadership political action committees.
Conversion of leadership PAC to authorized committee of candidate.
Provision of supporter names and contact information by nonconnected hybrid political committee to an individual who the committee seeks to draft to run for federal office.
Solicitation of nonfederal funds by state parties and chairs.
Use of online platform and FEC data for providing candidate information and contribution processing
Joint fundraising committee established by state political party committee and nominee fund.
Contribution limits for campaigns with moved primaries.
Use of campaign funds to pay for childcare expenses
Affiliation of non-connected committee with Congressional leadership PACs
Allocation of research expenses between national party committee and candidates' authorized committees.
Payment of administrative fines and repayments to the U.S. Treasury by the principal campaign committee of a publicly financed candidate
Use of LLC’s web platform by corporations to solicit and track contributions to federal candidates and political committees.
Use of campaign funds for residence security gate