Campaign Finance
FEC Rules Kelly Can’t Raise Funds for State Candidates
2021-07-16 21:08:14
by Dan McCue

Rep. Robin Kelly can remain chairwoman of the Illinois Democratic Party, but must insulate herself from all fundraising for non federal candidates in the state, the Federal Election Commission ruled Thursday. Kelly, a member of Congress since 2013, is also... Read More

Campaign Finance
D.C. Circuit Tosses Election Act Case
2021-05-19 19:38:01
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Campaign Legal Center had neither standing nor a claim when it accused the Federal Elections Commission of failing to act on a claim a federal contractor violated campaign finance laws. The nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center and Catherine... Read More

Elections
Kilmer, Fitzpatrick Out to Restore Integrity of America’s Election Watchdog
2021-02-25 15:14:15
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Reps. Derek Kilmer, D-Wash., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., have launched an effort to untangle the increasingly common deadlocks at the Federal Elections Commission and enable it to more effectively carry out its mission to oversee and enforce campaign... Read More

Elections
Former FEC Chairs Offer Bipartisan Endorsement of For The People Act
2021-02-23 21:52:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Two former chairs of the Federal Elections Commission -- one a Democrat, the other a Republican -- have thrown their support behind the election reform provisions of the For the People Act. In a letter to the leaders... Read More

Elections
Filing a Complaint With FEC Commission the Start of A Long and Winding Process
2020-08-07 19:22:54
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Every month an email from the Federal Election Commission arrives in the inbox with a certain insouciant inevitability. "Pending advisory opinion requests," it says. "That's right," you say to yourself. "They're back to not having a quorum on... Read More

Elections
FEC Seeks Public Comment On Adding 'Valuable Information' To Defined Contributions
2019-08-23 15:43:11
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Federal Elections Commission is seeking public comment on a proposal to include "valuable information" to the definition of a "contribution" used in its regulations. Currently commission regulations define a "contribution" as "any gift, subscription, loan ... advance,... Read More

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Campaign Legal Center Accuses de Blasio Campaign of Finance Violations
2019-08-09 23:25:31
by Dan McCue

The Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission Wednesday accusing the presidential campaign of New York Mayor Bill De Blasio and two PACs of violating federal law by arranging for a small number of wealthy donors... Read More

Elections
As North Carolina Special Election Looms, FEC Fails to Reach Consensus On Business Ads
2019-04-11 22:30:30
by Dan McCue

With just days to go before a critical deadline, the Federal Elections Commission on Thursday failed to reach consensus on whether radio ads created by a candidate in North Carolina's upcoming special ninth congressional district election are "electioneering communication" or... Read More

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