Tag Archives: Party Committees

FEC Releases Draft Final Rules For Coordination, Federal Election Activity

At last week’s open meeting, the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) adopted revised coordination rules applicable to outside groups, and federal election activity rules for state and local party committees.  The new coordination rules do change the coordination rules applicable to … Continue reading

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Sign Of The Times

Airline baggage fees are now an itemized expense on national party committee disclosure reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

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Internet – Blogosphere’s Rise As A Force In Political Communications

Politico published a must-read story this morning discussing the blogosphere’s significant impact on political media relations.  Campaigns are realizing the need for better relations with bloggers who post on a variety of subjects that may impact the dynamics of their … Continue reading

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Shareholder Protection Act – Latest Incarnation of the DISCLOSE Act?

Last week, the House Financial Services Committee passed the H.R. 4790, the Shareholder Protection Act of 2010. The legislation will amend the Securities Exchange Act to require shareholder approval before a publicly traded company may engage in political speech. The … Continue reading

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Campaign Finance – Express Advocacy FEC Update

BNA Money & Politics Reports ($) published an article this morning stating that the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) will not meet its self-imposed June deadline to promulgate revised regulations for coordinated communications and federal election activity.  According to the article: … Continue reading

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NRSC Outraises DSCC In April

CQ Politics reports that the National Republican Senatorial Committee (“NRSC”) and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (“DSCC”) released their April fundraising data. The NRSC raised $4.4 million in April and ended the month with $17 million cash-on-hand. The DSCC raised $3.1 … Continue reading

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NRSC First To Develop iPhone Application

Congratulations to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (“NRSC”) for being the first national party committee to develop an iPhone app designed to keep its supporters informed about important developments in this year’s U.S. Senate elections.  As reported by Hillicon Valley: The National … Continue reading

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Political Party And Candidate Fundraising Update

The Washington Post published an article discussing the latest fundraising data from the political parties and candidates for U.S. House and Senate.  Democratic candidates and national political party committees are enjoying the fundraising benefits of incumbency.  According to the article: … Continue reading

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FEC Seeks Comments On Alternate Draft Policies for State Party Volunteer Materials

The Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) just announced that it is seeking comments from the regulated community regarding alternate draft policies on the state party volunteer materials exemption.  Comments are due no later than 5 p.m. on April 13, 2010.  The … Continue reading

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RNC v. FEC – Federal Court Upholds National Party Committee Soft Money Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit released its opinion in Republican National Committee v. Federal Election Commission.  The Court upheld McCain-Feingold’s soft money ban for national party committees.   The Associated Press reports that RNC Chairman Michael … Continue reading

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Express Advocacy – FEC News Summary

The Federal Election Commission issued a press release summarizing yesterday’s open meeting.  Two items from the press release worth highlighting: The Commission voted to approve Final Rules and an Explanation and Justification to remove sections 106.6(c) 106.6(f), and 100.57 from … Continue reading

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Joint Fundraising Committees In The News

Politico recently published an article discussing the use of joint fundraising committees by federal candidates and political party committees to increase fundraising totals.

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RNC & DNC October 2009 Financial Data

CQ Politics posted an article yesterday detailing the spending by the Democratic National Committee (“DNC”) and Republican National Committee (“RNC”) in the month leading up to the 2009 elections.  The DNC and RNC combined spent over $30 million dollars during … Continue reading

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Express Advocacy – News Summary

The Wall Street Journal published an interesting story regarding the political giving trends of lobbyists and PACs. The Hill has an interesting article about a deal set to take effect that gives foreign governments more say concerning how the internet … Continue reading

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RNC v. FEC Update

The federal court will hear arguments today in Republican National Committee v. Federal Election Commission.  The RNC is challenging McCain-Feingold’s national party committee soft money ban on constitutional grounds.  The FEC’s summary of the case and related case documents can … Continue reading

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