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  • FEC Record: Advisory opinions

AO 2018-10: United Utah Party qualifies as a state party committee

August 8, 2018

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)
Definition. Candidate

11 CFR 100.14(a)
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11 CFR 100.15
Political party

11 CFR 110.14(a)
Contributions to and expenditures by delegates and delegate committees

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  • Author 
    • David Garr
    • Communications Specialist