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Commission meeting agendas are usually published a week before a scheduled meeting. Sunshine Act Notices are announcements of open meetings and executive sessions. Notices for open meetings are published at least a week before a scheduled meeting and announce the date, time and a general list of items for discussion.

Weekly Digests are published every Friday and summarize the week's publicly disclosed activity. Press releases are published as news happens.

FEC Record articles inform candidates and committees about FEC developments and are published as news happens. Tips for Treasurers are published once a week.

Committee treasurers

Every political committee must designate a treasurer before it can accept contributions or make expenditures. In fact, if a committee is ever without a treasurer, it cannot raise or spend ...

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Preparing for the next election

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

  • A ...
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April reporting reminder

The following reports are due in April:

  • All authorized committees of House and Senate candidates must file a quarterly report by April 15, 2017. The report covers financial activity from ...
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