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Week of January 15 - January 19, 2018

January 19, 2018

Commission meetings and hearings

No Commission meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.

Enforcement

The Commission made public one closed case and one Statement of Reasons, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

MUR 7049  

  • COMPLAINANT: Jed Whittaker
  • RESPONDENTS: Alaska Democratic Party and Carolyn Covington, in her official capacity as treasurer (ADP); Margaret Stock; and Margaret for Alaska and Tim Pearson, in his official capacity as treasurer (the Committee)  
  • SUBJECT: The complaint alleged that the Committee failed to file disclosure reports. A supplemental complaint alleged that the ADP improperly shared its voter database with the Committee. Stock was a 2016 candidate for Alaska’s United States Senate seat.
  • DISPOSITION: The Commission found no reason to believe the Committee failed to file required disclosure reports because the Committee met all of its reporting deadlines. Given the unique circumstances of this matter, and in consideration of agency priorities, the Commission exercised its prosecutorial discretion and dismissed the allegation pertaining to the respondents’ failure to disclose transactions related to the Committee’s use of ADP’s voter database.

MUR 7161  

  • Rodini for Supervisor 2016. On January 16, Vice Chair Caroline C. Hunter and Commissioners Lee E. Goodman and Matthew S. Petersen issued a Statement of Reasons.

Litigation

Educational programs

On January 17, the Commission hosted a Year-End Reporting and FECFile Webinar for PACs and Party Committees. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

Upcoming Commission meetings and hearings

  • January 23, 2018: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.
  • January 25, 2018: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.

Meeting dates are subject to change. Please contact the Press Office the week of the scheduled meeting for confirmation.

Outreach

  • On January 16, Vice Chair Weintraub discussed campaign finance law with the President of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, and high-ranking officials from the Brazilian government.
  • On January 17, Campaign Finance Analyst Josh Rebollozo discussed the role and work of the Commission with students from the College of Idaho.

Upcoming educational programs

  • January 24: Year-End Reporting and FECFile Webinar for Candidate Committees. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.
  • February 21-22: Scottsdale, Arizona Regional Conference for candidates, parties and separate segregated funds. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.

Upcoming reporting due dates

  • January 31: 2017 Year-End Reports are due. For information on quarterly reporting dates, refer to the 2018 Quarterly Reporting page of the Commission website.

Additional research materials

Additional research materials about the agency, campaign finance information, and election results are available through the Library section of the Commission website.

Federal Elections 2016: Election Results for the U.S. President, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives is available. The data was compiled from the official vote totals published by state election offices.

The 2017 edition of the Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available. This publication identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings.

The FEC Record is available as a continuously updated online news source.

The 2017 edition of Title 11 of the Code of Federal Regulations can be downloaded from the website.  To order printed copies, call (800) 424-9530 (press 6) or send an email to info@fec.gov.

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