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New Rules May Affect Your Campaign

December 8, 2009

The Commission has published new regulations governing campaign travel and proposed changes to its rules limiting candidate/officeholder participation in nonfederal fundraisers. The rules on campaign travel, most of which take effect January 6, 2010, restrict -- and in some cases prohibit -- candidates from spending campaign funds to travel aboard noncommercial aircraft. The proposed rules regarding federal candidate/officeholder participation in nonfederal fundraising events respond to the recent court decision in Shays v. FEC. Comments on the proposed changes are due February 8, 2010.