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Vendor’s Delay in Depositing Contributions Has DNC Seeking FEC Advice
Campaign Finance
Vendor’s Delay in Depositing Contributions Has DNC Seeking FEC Advice
2022-07-08 17:02:20
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Trouble with a longtime “caging” vendor has the Democratic National Committee and its senatorial campaign arm asking the Federal Election Commission whether they can retain and use contributions deposited after the 10-day deadline mandated by agency regulation. In... Read More

Elections
FEC Approves Interim Rule Modifying Reporting Requirement
2022-06-14 17:21:58
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Individuals and entities who make independent expenditures to defeat or elect a federal candidate will now have to identify each person who made a contribution of $200 or more for the purpose of influencing the election, under an... Read More

Litigation
FEC Sued for Failing to Act on Complaints Against Trump Campaign
2022-03-29 23:03:25
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — The Campaign Legal Center filed a lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission for its failure to act on a campaign spending disclosure complaint made against the campaign committee of former President Donald Trump. The CLC filed its complaint... Read More

Campaign Finance
FEC Holds Prospective Candidate’s Disability Benefits Not Earned Income
2022-02-01 22:20:29
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A prospective political candidate’s disability benefits do not constitute earned income under the Federal Election Campaign Act and therefore cannot be used by his principal campaign committee in salary calculations. Matthew Hoh, a Marine Corps combat veteran, has... Read More

In The News
FEC Releases New Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates
2021-12-07 18:02:24
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Federal Elections Commission released the latest edition of its campaign guide for congressional candidates and committees Monday, posting a PDF version to its website ahead of publication of a print edition. The new, 212-page guide replaces the... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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