Category Archives: FEC

“Court Backs FEC On Disclosure”

Roll Call reports on the lower federal court decision in the Real Truth About Obama v. FEC case.

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FEC Selects New General Counsel

The press release announcing the selection can be found here.

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FEC News Update

The Federal Election Commission’s Weekly Digest for the week of June 13-17, 2011 is available here.

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FEC Releases Draft Advisory Opinion For Vendor Seeking to Collect Contributions

The Federal Election Commission just released the draft advisory opinion for request 2011-06.  This is an interesting advisory opinion request that may impact fundraising for some committees.

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FEC News Update

The Federal Election Commission’s Weekly Digest for the week of May 16-20, 2011 is available here.

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Lobbyists For Obama – The First Soft Money Ads Of The 2012 Presidential Election Are Sponsored By A Lobbyist Organization

It appears that the Democratic soft money group that fired the first shots in the 2012 presidential election is a Super PAC established or controlled by lobbyists.  I am not sure I have seen this reported anywhere.  The Priorities USA Action FEC … Continue reading

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FEC Presidential Filings

A bit of presidential filing data courtesy of the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”).   As of today, there are seven individuals who have filed a presidential exploratory committee with the FEC, and 129 who have filed their Statement of Candidacy for … Continue reading

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FEC News Update

The Federal Election Commission’s Weekly Digest for the week of May 9-13, 2011 is available here.

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“Facebook: Exempt Us From FEC Rules”

Politico reports on an advisory opinion request before the Federal Election Commission filed by Facebook seeking confirmation that political ads placed on the social media platform are not required to contain a paid for by disclaimer.

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FEC Soliciting Public Comments On Draft Policy Requiring Disclosure Of Exculpatory Evidence To Respondents In Enforcement Matters

The Federal Election Commission’s Weekly Digest reports that the Commission is soliciting comments from the regulated community on the draft policy requiring the Office of General Counsel to disclose exculpatory evidence in its possession to respondents in enforcement matters.  The … Continue reading

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FEC News Update

The Federal Election Commission’s Weekly Digest for the week of May 2-6, 2011 is available here.

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“FEC Plans To Share Documents With Those Accused Of Violating Campaign Finance Laws”

BNA Money & Politics Reports ($) posted an article on the discussion at yesterday’s Federal Election Commission open meeting on a potential new policy requiring the disclosure of exculpatory evidence to respondents in enforcement matters.

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FEC Debates New Policy Regarding Exculpatory Evidence In Enforcement Matters

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) is considering a new agency policy requiring the disclosure of exculpatory evidence to respondents in enforcement matters.  The Open Meeting Agenda can be found here with links to the various draft proposals.  Currently, the FEC … Continue reading

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The Other Front: Reformers File FEC Rulemaking Petition On Independent Expenditure Reporting

The campaign finance reform community made their move last week to attack the political activities of the critics of President Obama and Congressional Democrats by filing a federal lawsuit against the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) regarding the disclosure requirements for electioneering … Continue reading

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More On Disclosure Lawsuit Against The FEC

Politico: Federal Election Commission Sued To Disclose Anonymous Donors Washington Post: House Democrat Van Hollen Files Challenge To FEC Rules On Campaign Spending Roll Call: Van Hollen Sues FEC For More Disclosure Hotline On Call: Van Hollen Sues FEC Over … Continue reading

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