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Switching filing frequency?

Party committees that do not conduct reportable federal election activity and all PACs have the option to file reports on a "monthly" or "quarterly" filing schedule. Some committees prefer to ...

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Preparing for the next election (2018)

This article highlights some basic rules for candidates and campaign committees as they prepare for the 2018 elections.

Candidate definition

Under federal law, an individual becomes a “candidate” when he ...

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Campaign debt

After an election, some House and Senate campaigns have outstanding debts, including money owed to campaign vendors. Campaigns must report debts and obligations continuously until repaid.

Debt reporting thresholds

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