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FEC Fines Jeff Sessions’ Campaign $15,000
Campaign Finance
FEC Fines Jeff Sessions’ Campaign $15,000
2021-06-27 12:17:44
by Dan McCue

The Federal Election Commission fined the Senate campaign of Jeff Sessions $15,000 for failing to properly disclose a last-minute, $150,000 loan from the candidate prior to the July 2020 Republican primary. The agency revealed the fine and its payment on... Read More

Cruz Victorious: Court Declares Campaign Loan Repayment Rule Unconstitutional
Campaign Finance
Cruz Victorious: Court Declares Campaign Loan Repayment Rule Unconstitutional
2021-06-07 19:53:32
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - A federal court in Washington struck down a provision of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act last week, declaring it unconstitutional after Sen. Ted Cruz complained it barred him from repaying the $260,000 he lent himself during his 2018... Read More

Crist Challenger Sues FEC for Failing to Address Twitter Concerns
Litigation
Crist Challenger Sues FEC for Failing to Address Twitter Concerns
2021-05-10 17:57:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Former Republican Congressional candidate Anna Paulina Luna, who ran unsuccessfully to unseat Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., last year, is suing the Federal Elections Commission saying it failed to address her concerns over her treatment by Twitter. Luna, a... Read More

FEC Won’t Review Trump Hush-Money Payments to Women
Political News
FEC Won’t Review Trump Hush-Money Payments to Women
2021-05-07 16:03:42
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The FEC has formally dropped a case looking into whether former President Donald Trump violated election law when he directed his personal lawyer to pay women, including a pornographic film actress, to buy their silence about alleged affairs... Read More

FEC Approves Use of Campaign Funds for Personal Security
Congress
FEC Approves Use of Campaign Funds for Personal Security
2021-03-26 15:23:55
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission granted a request from Republican lawmakers that they be allowed to use campaign funds to pay for personal security for themselves and their families. The National Republican Senate Committee and the National Republican Congressional... Read More

Republicans Ask FEC If Campaign Cash Can Be Spent on Personal Security
Congress
Republicans Ask FEC If Campaign Cash Can Be Spent on Personal Security
2021-01-30 19:31:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Republican fundraising arms for the House and Senate have asked the Federal Elections Commission whether members of Congress can use campaign funds to pay for personal security personnel for themselves or their families. In a letter dated... Read More

FEC Rules US Citizens Living Abroad Can Purchase Online Political Ads
Social Media
FEC Rules US Citizens Living Abroad Can Purchase Online Political Ads
2021-01-19 18:00:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Federal Elections Commission has ruled that U.S. citizens living abroad can purchase political advertisements pertaining to elections in the United States. The agency handed down the ruling in the case of Jean-Marc Bertrand, who seeks to encourage... Read More

FEC Quorum Proves Short-Lived, As GOP Commissioner Resigns
Elections
FEC Quorum Proves Short-Lived, As GOP Commissioner Resigns
2020-06-26 19:59:02
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Barely a month after regaining its ability to take major enforcement actions, the Federal Elections Commission is once again losing its quorum. On Friday, longtime Republican commissioner Caroline Hunter submitted her letter of resignation to President Donald Trump,... Read More

FEC, Hamstrung for Months, Can Start Meeting Again
Elections
FEC, Hamstrung for Months, Can Start Meeting Again

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmation of Texas lawyer James “Trey” Trainor III to the Federal Election Commission means the beleaguered campaign finance agency now will have a quorum to hold meetings and conduct official business. But even so, don’t expect... Read More

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