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DNC Nearing $7 Million in Debt

The Democratic National Committee is in the red when it comes to their operating finances. A new Federal Election Commission report reveals the...

“Campaign for Accountability Statement on Sheldon Adelson”

Release: On November 3, 2015, the Campaign for Accountability (“CfA”) announced that it had asked the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the Federal Election Commission to investigate Sheldon Adelson and the Las Vegas Sands Corporation to … Continue reading ?

Christine O'Donnell, Of 'I'm Not A Witch' Fame, Now Says She Is Subject Of 'Witch Hunt'

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell said Friday that a Federal Election Commission lawsuit accusing her of improper campaign expenditures is a "witch hunt" and a waste of taxpayer dollars. O'Donnell, who...Show More Summary

“FEC Deadlocks on Bid to Ease Party Rules”

Bloomberg BNA: The Federal Election Commission deadlocked on a Republican proposal to write new rules easing campaign finance limits on political parties. The 3-3 FEC vote during a Nov. 17 commission meeting appeared, at least initially, to doom the proposal … Continue reading ?

“Comments to FEC Back Rules for Super PACs”

Bloomberg BNA: The Federal Election Commission has received nearly 12,000 public comments overwhelmingly supporting the latest FEC proposals to write rules to control super political action committees and other campaign spending groups. Despite the number registering support, it was unlikely the … Continue reading ?

“A Time to Revive the Party”

FEC Commissioner Lee Goodman has written this oped for the Washington Examiner. It begins: This week the Federal Election Commission will vote on a proposal to revive political parties and make them more effective at mobilizing populist political participation. The proposal … Continue reading ?

Hillary Clinton’s Interesting New Math. (It doesn’t appear to have been devised by academics, and hopefully it will not become part of public school curriculums.)

Defending herself from claims that she’s too cozy with Wall Street, Clinton responded, “Not only do I have hundreds of thousands of donors, most of them small….” The Federal Election Commission defines a small donation as less than $200. Her campaign has received $13.3 million in small donations, just a fraction of her total haul […]

One possible weapon to ward off super PACs

2 weeks agoNews : The Great Debate

The Federal Election Commission’s delay in acting means targeted candidates have few options other than going to court.

“FEC Refuses to Close the ‘Chevron’ Loophole in the Ban Against Campaign Contributions From Government Contractors”

Release: A deadlock by the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Public Citizen’s request that the agency close a loophole of its own making that allows federal contractors to make campaign contributions through subsidiaries means the loophole remains. The 3-3 … Continue reading ?

FEC Deadlocks On Whether Candidates Can Coordinate With Their Own Super PACs

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A request to relax limits on coordination between candidates and super PACs left the Federal Election Commission divided and, at times, confused at a hearing on Tuesday. Marc Elias, lawyer for House Majority PAC and Senate...Show More Summary

“FEC Eyes Petition on Corporate Contributions”

Bloomberg BNA: A petition for tougher Federal Election Commission rules restricting government contractors’ contributions to super political action committees is set to be considered by the FEC at a commission meeting set for Nov. 10, but the petition’s sponsor doesn’t … Continue reading ?

It's Time for the FEC to Do Their Job!

Despite the fact that we're in the heat of election season, the agency charged with protecting the process is laying down on the job. That's why groups have begun calling on the Federal Election Commission to get to work.

“Justice Kennedy Heed Justice Kennedy: Money Buys Influence”

I have written this oped for the National Law Journal.  it begins: Many people know of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s controversial 2010 Supreme Court opinion in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, in which he assured the American people that independent … Continue reading ?

“FEC Deadlock Signaled by Rival Drafts on Super PACs”

Ken Doyle for Bloomberg BNA: The Federal Election Commission appeared to be moving toward a deadlocked vote in a ruling over the legality of activities by single-candidate super PACs in the 2016 campaign. Commissioners postponed a final vote following a … Continue reading ?

“F.E.C. Panel Delays a Decision on Spending in ’16 Races”

NYT: The Federal Election Commission put off a decision Thursday on just how far so-called super PACs — a dominant force so far in the 2016 campaign — can go in raising millions of dollars for politicians. The inaction was … Continue reading ?

“F.E.C. Lawyers Say Common Tactics by Super PACs Should Not Be Allowed”

NYT: Lawyers for the Federal Election Commission have concluded that some of the aggressive fund-raising tactics commonly used this campaign season by the candidates and “super PACs” should not be allowed under federal law, setting up what promises to be … Continue reading ?

F.E.C. Lawyers Say Common Tactics by Super PACs Should Not Be Allowed

In the draft of a legal opinion, Federal Election Commission lawyers concluded that politicians can be bound by fund-raising restrictions even if they insist they have not decided whether to run and were simply ‘’testing the waters” for a possible campaign.

Here's what the leading presidential candidates are actually spending their money on

? The latest campaign finance data released by the Federal Elections commission has revealed which presidential candidate is raising the most money and what they are spending their funds on. Some candidates are investing millions in private planes and paper flyers, while others look to high tech techniques and analytics to reach potential supporters. Show More Summary

Challenge to Campaign Disclosure Rules Faces Skeptical D.C. Cir.

The Federal Election Commission's campaign disclosure rule was back before the D.C. Circuit last week -- and just in time for a ramped up election season. The disclosure rules in question require groups that spend more than $10,000 annually on electioneering to disclose donors who give more than $1,000......

The Internet is flooding the 2016 presidential election with joke candidates

Fake candidates for president have been pouring into Federal Election Commission databases ever since Deez Nuts showed up. Brady Olson, a 15 year-old kid from Wallingford, Iowa, made headlines this summer when he registered as Deez Nuts...Show More Summary

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