The Federal Election Commission has cited 27 campaign committees for failing to file their 12-Day Pre-General Election Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act) for the general election that is being held on November 4, 2014.
As of October 30, 2014, the required disclosure report had not been received from:
- Ron Leach for Congress Campaign Committee (KY-02)
- LeFlore for Congress (AL-01)
- Janis Kent Percefull for Congress (AR-04)
- Larry Smith Veteran for Congress (TX-34)
- Bergmann for Congress (TN-09)
- Committee to Elect Joyce Dickerson for US Senate (SC)
- Erick Wright for Congress (AL-02)
- Reis for Congress (RI-02)
- McMorris for Senate (LA)
- Ken Dious for Congress Inc (GA-10)
- Stephen H. Shogan for Senate (CO)
- Arthur Rich for Congress (NC-01)
- Josh for US House (NC-05)
- Janet Garret for Congress (OH-04)
- Jeff Jones for Senate (MI)
- Irvin for Congress (MO-04)
- Antonio Blue for US Congress (NC-08)
- Gordon Howie for Senate (SD)
- Buckley for Senate (WV)
- Krulick for Congress (FL-07)
- Ron Dickey for Congress (MS-01)
- Krepp for Congress (DC-00)
- Donka for Congress (VT-00)
- Wade for US Senate 14 (DE)
- Committee to Elect Ed Rabel to Congress (WV-02)
- Tom Hill for Congress (NC-11)
- Paul for Congress (NJ-09)
The 12-Day Pre-General Election Report was due on October 23, 2014, and should have included financial activity for the period of October 1, 2014, through October 15, 2014. If sent by certified or registered mail, the report should have been postmarked by October 20, 2014.
The Commission notified committees of their potential filing requirements on September 29, 2014. Those committees that did not file by the due date were sent notification on October 24, 2014 that their reports had not been received and that their names would be published if they did not respond within four business days.
Some individuals and their committees have no obligation to file reports under federal campaign finance law, even though their names may appear on state ballots. If an individual raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not considered a "candidate" subject to reporting under the Act.
Other political committees that support Senate and House candidates in elections, but are not authorized units of a candidate''s campaign, may also need to file a Pre-General Election Report if they file monthly or if they make previously undisclosed contributions or expenditures within the coverage dates for the report. Those committee names are not published by the FEC.
Further Commission action against non-filers and late filers is decided on a case-by-case basis. Federal law gives the FEC broad authority to initiate enforcement actions, and the FEC has implemented an Administrative Fine program with provisions for assessing monetary penalties.