FEC cites committees for failure to file 12-Day Pre-General financial report
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Election Commission cited 22 campaign committees today for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-General report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), for the general election being held on November 8.
As of November 4, 2022, the required disclosure report had not been received from:
- Gungerstein for Senate (AK)
- Marina Zimmerman for Congress (CO-03)
- Kristin Skowronski for Congress (CO-03)
- Friends of Doc Chai (CT-03)
- Chase Oliver for US Senate (GA)
- Butler for Georgia (GA-08)
- Caesar Gonzales for Congress (GA-13)
- Jerico Matias Cruz for US Congress (IL-05)
- Check Rice for Congress (IL-09)
- Ezra Scott for Congress (MI-05)
- Henry Martin for Congress (MO-06)
- Charles Graham for Congress (NC-07)
- Gustafson for Congress (NJ-01)
- Yuri Dashevsky for US Congress 2022 (NY-08)
- Miriam L Flisser for Congress (NY-16)
- Naomi Andrews for Congress (OK-02)
- Iroghama Omere for TX (TX-04)
- Give Congress Hale (TX-05)
- Texans for Mikal Williams (TX-14)
- Committee to Elect Kyle Sinclair for Congressional District 20 (TX-20)
- Maclovio for Congress (TX-27)
- Nick Mitchell for Congress (UT-02)
The 12-Day Pre-General report was due on October 27, 2022, and should have included financial activity for the period October 1, 2022, through October 19, 2022. If sent by certified or registered mail, the report should have been postmarked by October 24, 2022.
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.
The Commission notified committees involved in the general election of their potential filing requirements on October 7, 2022. Those committees that did not file by the due date were sent notification on October 28, 2022, that their reports had not been received and that their names would be published if they did not respond within four business days.
Other political committees that support Senate and House candidates in elections, but are not authorized units of a candidate's campaign, are also required to file 12-Day Pre-General reports, unless they report monthly. 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.
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.###