AO 2018-10: United Utah Party qualifies as a state party committee
The United Utah Party (UUP) qualifies as a state party committee under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) and Commission regulations.
Under the Act and Commission regulations, to qualify as a state committee of a political party, a state party organization not affiliated with a national political party must (1) itself qualify as a “political party”; (2) possess an official structure; and (3) be responsible for the day-to-day operation of a party at the state level.
The Commission determined that because UUP is a political party, has the requisite official party structure, and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the political party at the state level, it qualifies as a state committee of a political party.
Date issued: August 2, 2018; 4 pages
11 CFR 100.3(a)
11 CFR 100.14(a)
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11 CFR 110.14(a)
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