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District Court issues opinion in Ready for Ron v. FEC

May 18, 2023

WASHINGTON – The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday issued a Memorandum Opinion and Order in Ready for Ron v. FEC (Case No. 22-3282), denying the Plaintiff’s motions for preliminary injunction and for partial summary judgment.

On October 27, 2022, Plaintiff filed suit against the Commission, claiming that Advisory Opinion 2022-12 violated the First Amendment and federal law because it prohibited Ready for Ron from providing a signed petition with signatories’ contact information to Gov. Ron DeSantis encouraging him to declare his candidacy for president of the United States and to remain a candidate for that office.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.