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  • Weekly Digests

Week of May 27 – 31, 2024

May 31, 2024

Commission meetings and hearings

No open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.


The Commission made public two closed cases, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Search System.

MUR 8139

RESPONDENTS: Cable News Network (CNN); and Donald J. Trump for President 2024, Inc. and Bradley T. Crate, in his official capacity as treasurer (the Committee)
SUBJECT: The complaint alleged that CNN made and the Committee received a prohibited corporate, in-kind contribution when CNN broadcast a “town hall” event in May 2023, during which Trump appeared and answered questions from audience members. The complaint alleged further that CNN coordinated with the Committee to ensure positive coverage of Trump by selecting audience members supportive of the candidate.
DISPOSITION: The Commission exercised its prosecutorial discretion and dismissed the matter.

MUR 8184

COMPLAINANT: Spencer M. Ritchie
RESPONDENT: Dan Eubanks for Mississippi and Dan Eubanks, in his official capacity as treasurer (the Committee); and Dan Eubanks
SUBJECT: The complaint alleged that the Committee and Eubanks, a 2024 candidate for Mississippi’s U.S. Senate seat, failed to file any disclosure reports with the Commission as of the date of the complaint.
DISPOSITION: The Commission exercised its prosecutorial discretion and dismissed the matter.


National Republican Senatorial Committee, et al. v. FEC, et al. (Case No. 24-3051) On May 24, the Commission filed a Fourth Brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Public Funding

2024 Primary Matching Fund Submissions On May 30, the Commission made public a 9033 Letter submitted by Jill Stein for President seeking Primary Matching Funds.


On May 31, Commissioner James E. “Trey” Trainor III spoke about recent developments in federal campaign finance law at the Texas State Bar Legislative and Campaign Law Spring CLE event.

On May 28, Commissioner Shana M. Broussard spoke with a political science class from Villanova University about the FEC’s mission and work.

Press releases

FEC cites committees for failure to file 12-Day Pre-Primary Financial Report (issued May 31)

Upcoming Commission meetings and hearings

June 4, 2024: The Commission is scheduled to meet in executive session.

June 6, 2024: The Commission voted to cancel the previously scheduled open meeting.

June 25, 2024: The Commission is scheduled to meet in executive session.

June 27, 2024: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.

Upcoming educational opportunities

June 5, 2024: The Commission will host a webinar for nonconnected PACs.

June 26, 2024: The Commission will host a reporting and FECFile webinar for candidate committees.

July 10, 2024: The Commission will host a reporting and FECFile webinar for PACs and party committees.

For more information on upcoming training opportunities, see the Commission’s Trainings page.

Upcoming reporting due dates

June 20: June Monthly Reports are due. For more information, see the 2024 Monthly Reporting schedule.

Additional research materials

Election Dates. The Commission has posted 2024 Presidential and Congressional Primary Dates, which are subject to change.

Contribution Limits. In addition to the current limits, the Commission has posted an archive of contribution limits that were in effect going back to the 1975-1976 election cycles.

Federal Elections 2020: 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.

FEC Notify: Want to be notified by email when campaign finance reports are received by the agency? Sign up here.

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 Presidential Election Campaign Fund Tax Checkoff Chart provides information on balance of the Fund, monthly deposits into the Fund reported by the Department of the Treasury, payments from the Fund as certified by the FEC, and participation rates of taxpayers as reported by the Internal Revenue Service. For more information on the Presidential Public Funding Program, see the Public Funding of Presidential Elections page.

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

Other election-related resources

Videos on protecting U.S. elections. The FBI’s Protected Voices initiative provides videos designed to help political campaigns protect themselves from foreign influence. The 2019 videos offer guidance on ransomware, business email compromise, supply chain, social media literacy, and foreign influence operations. Other videos, released in 2018, include cyber hygiene topics such as social engineering, patching, router hardening, and app and browser safety.

Join the FEC on X and YouTube

Follow @FEC on X to receive the latest information on agency updates, news releases, and weekly activity. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, FECTube: FECConnect on Demand, to watch instructional videos that have been designed to help candidates and committees comply with federal campaign finance laws. Note that the FEC is not currently available through other social media platforms. The use of the agency’s logo, name, and likeness on other media has not been authorized by the FEC.