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Contributions to retire debts

November 19, 2018

If a campaign committee has net debts outstanding after an election is over, it may raise contributions to retire the debt provided that:

  • The contribution is designated for that election (e.g., "2018 general debt") since an undesignated contribution made after an election counts toward the limit for the candidate’s upcoming election;
  • The contribution does not exceed the contributor’s limit for the designated election; and
  • The campaign has net debts outstanding for the designated election on the day that it receives the contribution.

For more information and reporting instructions for retiring campaign debt, please visit our website on reporting campaign debt and raising contributions to retire debt.