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1787 National Committee

AO 2013-01

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A

Administrative Complaints

Combat Veterans for Congress PAC v. FEC
Conway for Senate v. FEC

Garcia for Congress v. FEC

La Botz v. FEC
Vroom v. FEC

Administrative Fines
Combat Veterans for Congress PAC v. FEC
Conway for Senate v. FEC

Garcia for Congress v. FEC
Advisory Opinions

Alternative disposition
- AOR 2012-37
- AOR 2013-14
- AOR 2013-15
- AOR 2013-17
Opinions issued
- AO 2012-34: Former candidate's campaign may give unlimited contributions to Super PAC
- AO 2012-35: Wireless group may forward text contributions
- AO 2012-36: Green Party of Connecticut qualifies as state party committee
- AO 2012-38: Socialist Workers Party disclosure exemption
- AO 2012-39: Green Party of Virginia qualifies as state party committee
- AO 2013-01: 1787 National Committee does not qualify as a national party committee
- AO 2013-02: DOMA limits application of spouse contribution rules
- AO 2013-03: Potential candidate may consult for nonprofit
- AO 2013-04: Association of state candidates must use federal funds to finance FEA
- AO 2013-05: Use of campaign funds to pay temporary storage costs
- AO 2013-06: Provisions apply equally to same-sex spouses
- AO 2013-07: Same-sex spouses receive equal treatment
- AO 2013-08: American Veterinary Medical Association may solicit student members
- AO 2013-09: PAC must meet three criteria for multicandidate status
- AO 2013-11: Senate candidate may use campaign funds for lawsuit expenses
- AO 2013-12: SSF may use recorded telephone conversations to document payroll deduction authorizations
- AO 2013-13: Joint fundraising disclaimers must list participating candidates
- AO 2013-16: Nonprofit may use donor data to facilitate contribution refunds

American Veterinary Medical Association

AO 2013-08

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Bilbray-Kohn, Erin

AO 2013-03

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Campaign Funds

Permissible use of:
- Former candidate's campaign may give unlimited contributions to Super PAC, AO 2012-34
- Legal expenses for lawsuit that wouldn't have existed irrespective of campaign, AO 2013-11
- Storage costs for retiring Congressman while winding down, AO 2013-05
Personal use of, alleged, FEC v. Craig for U.S. Senate

Candidates, Federal

Ballot access for, required for national party committee status, AO 2013-01
Campaign funds used by, see: Campaign Funds
Constitutional challenge to Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act, Hassan v. FEC
Debates, dismissal of administrative complaint concerning FEC regulations for, LaBotz v. FEC
Disbursements by, interpretive rule on reporting ultimate payee for
Failure to file 48-hour notices, Garcia for Congress v. FEC
FEC summarizes campaign activity of the 2011-2012 election cycle
FEC summarizes first 21 months of campaign activity for 2012 election cycle
FEC to host
- March 20 seminar/webinar for campaigns and party committees
- Webinars for campaign committees
Federal Elections 2012
: Compiled election results now available
Former candidate's campaign may give unlimited contributions to Super PAC, AO 2012-34
Joint fundraising, see: Joint Fundraising
Legal expenses of
- Alleged as personal use, FEC v. Craig for U.S. Senate
- Campaign funds used for lawsuit that wouldn't have existed irrespective of campaign, AO 2013-11
New York special primary elections, date of nominations for, draft interpretive rule
Potential candidate may consult for nonprofit, AO 2013-03
Reports due in 2013

Same-sex spouse of, use of assets owned by, AO 2013-06

Citizens for Joe Miller

AO 2013-11

Commission

2013 Combined Federal/State Disclosure Directory now available
Commission elects officers for 2013

Commission seeks comment on enforcement process
Draft Strategic Plan, FY 2013-2014, available for public comment
Federal Elections 2012: Compiled election results now available
First class and parcel mail delivery suspended
Message from Chair Ellen Weintraub
New on-line password system for e-filers
Two new FEC Commissioners assume office
Updated program for requesting consideration of legal questions by Commission

Communications

Restricted class, same-sex spouses treated as part of, AO 2013-06
See also:
Disclaimers; Electioneering Communications, Independent Expenditures

Compliance

Commission seeks comment on enforcement process
Civil monetary penalties, final rules
Message from the Reports Analysis Division (RAD) – Process Change Notification

New on-line password system for e-filers
Treasurer of political committee, liability for filing reports, Combat Veterans for Congress PAC v. FEC
Updated program for requesting consideration of legal questions by Commission

Conferences/Workshops

See: Outreach

Conservative Action Fund

AOR 2013-15

Contributions

By federal contractors, Wagner ruling holds constitutional questions must be heard en banc
By same-sex spouses
- AO 2013-02
- AO 2013-06
- AO 2013-07
By text message
- Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on technological modernization
- AO 2012-35
Compensation to potential candidate not considered as, AO 2013-03
Contribution limits for 2013-2014
DOMA, application of spouse contribution rules
- AO 2013-02
- AO 2013-06
- AO 2013-07
New York special primary elections, date of nominations for, draft interpretive rule
PAC must meet three criteria to use multicandidate contribution limit, AO 2013-09
Refunds, nonprofit may use donor data to facilitate, AO 2013-16
Sale or use of contributor information, see: Sale or Use Restriction
Socialist Workers Party disclosure exemption, AO 2012-38
To Super PAC, by former candidate, AO 2012-34
See also: Fundraising

Coordinated Party Expenditures

2013 coordinated party expenditure limits

Court Cases


FEC v. ______
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FEC v. Craig for U.S. Senate

______ v. FEC
- Combat Veterans for Congress PAC v. FEC
- Conway for Senate
- Free Speech v. FEC, District court, Appeals court
- Garcia for Congress v. FEC
- Hassan v. FEC
- La Botz v. FEC
- Vroom v. FEC
- Wagner v. FEC

Corporations

FEC to host April 24 seminar/webinar for corporations and their political action committees
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on limited liability partnerships that seek tax treatment as corporations

Restricted class, same-sex spouses treated as part of, AO 2013-06

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Democratic Governors Association

AO 2013-04

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC)

AO 2013-06

Disclaimers

Joint fundraising committees must list all participants in, AO 2013-13

Disclosure

See: Reporting

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Electioneering Communications

FEC summarizes campaign activity of the 2011-2012 election cycle
FEC summarizes first 21 months of campaign activity for 2012 election cycle
Reports due in 2013

Enforcement

See: Compliance

Expenditures

2013 coordinated party expenditure limits
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on technological modernization
Draft interpretive rule on reporting ultimate payees for committtee disbursements
FEC summarizes campaign activity of the 2011-2012 election cycle
FEC summarizes first 21 months of campaign activity for 2012 election cycle
Interpretive rule on reporting ultimate payee for political committee disbursements
See also:
Campaign Funds, Coordinated Party Expenditures, Independent Expenditures

Express Advocacy

Free Speech v. FEC, District Court, Appeals Court

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F

Federal Contractor

Wagner ruling holds constitutional questions must be heard en banc

Federal Election Activity

Association of state candidates must use federal funds to finance FEA, AO 2013-04

Federal Election Commission

See: Commission

Filing

See: Reporting

Final Rules

See: Regulations

Forms

See: Reporting

Freedom PAC

AO 2012-34

Freshman Hold’em, Stutzman for Congress, Gardner for Congress 2012, Tom Reed for Congress, Denham for Congress, Benishek for Congress, Inc., Rodney for Congress, Duffy for Congress, Chris Gibson for Congress, Friends of Joe Heck, Friends of Dave Joyce, Pat Meehan for Congress, Scott Rigell for Congress, Rothfus for Congress, Jon Runyan for Congress, Inc., VoteTipton.com, Valadao for Congress, and Walorski for Congress, Inc. Joint Fundraising Committee (Freshman Hold'em JFC)

AO 2013-13

Friends of Mike H

AO 2012-34

Fundraising

2013-2014 lobbyist bundling threshold
By text message
- Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on technological modernization
- AO 2012-35
Contribution limits for 2013-2014
DOMA, application of spouse contribution rules
- AO 2013-02
- AO 2013-06
- AO 2013-07
FEC summarizes campaign activity of the 2011-2012 election cycle
FEC summarizes first 21 months of campaign activity for 2012 election cycle
Joint, see: Joint Fundraising
Payroll deduction authorizations, use of recorded telephone conversations to document, AO 2013-12
Student members of connected organization, solicitable, AO 2013-08
Trade association solicitations
See also: Separate Segregated Fund

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Gallegly, U.S. Representative Elton

AO 2013-05

Global Transactions Services Group

AO 2012-35

Green Party of Connecticut

AO 2012-36

Green Party of Virginia

AO 2012-39

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Independent Expenditures

FEC summarizes campaign activity of the 2011-2012 election cycle
FEC summarizes first 21 months of campaign activity for 2012 election cycle
Reports due in 2013

Inflation Adjustments

2013 coordinated party expenditure limits
2013-2014 lobbyist bundling threshold
Civil monetary penalties, final rules
Contribution limits for 2013-2014

Informational Articles

See: Outreach

Interpretive Rules

See: Regulations

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Jobs and Opportunity

AO 2013-04

Joint Fundraising

Disclaimers must list participating candidates, AO 2013-13
Informational article

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Labor Organization

FEC to host May 22 seminar/webinar for trade associations, labor organizations, membership organizations and their political action committees
Payroll deduction authorizations, use of recorded telephone conversations to document, AO 2013-12
Restricted class, same-sex spouses treated as part of, AO 2013-06
See:
Separate Segregated Fund

Leadership PACs

FEC to host November 13 seminar/webinar for nonconnected political action committees
Reports due in 2013

Litigation

See: Court Cases

Lobbyist Bundling

2013-2014 lobbyist bundling threshold
Reports due in 2013

Local Party Committee

FEC to host March 20 seminar/webinar for campaigns and party committees
New party committee campaign guide now available in print
Reports due in 2013

See also: Party Committee

Long, Martin

AOR 2013-14

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Membership Organization

FEC to host May 22 seminar/webinar for trade associations, labor organizations, membership organizations and their political action committees
Restricted class, same-sex spouses treated as part of, AO 2013-06
Student members of, solicitable, AO 2013-08
See:
Separate Segregated Fund

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National Party Committee

1787 National Committee does not qualify as a national party committee, AO 2013-01
2013 coordinated party expenditure limits
FEC to host March 20 seminar/webinar for campaigns and party committees
New party committee campaign guide now available in print
Reports due in 2013

See also: Party Committee

Nonconnected Committee

FEC summarizes campaign activity of the 2011-2012 election cycle
FEC summarizes first 21 months of campaign activity for 2012 election cycle
FEC to host November 13 seminar/webinar for nonconnected political action committees
Independent expenditure-only committees, see: Super PACs
Interpretive rule on reporting ultimate payee for political committee disbursements
Joint fundraising, see: Joint Fundraising
Reports due in 2013

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Outreach

Informational articles
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2013 coordinated party expenditure limits
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2013-2014 lobbyist bundling threshold
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Contribution limits for 2013-2014
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First class and parcel mail delivery suspended
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Joint fundraising
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Interpretive rule on reporting ultimate payee for political committee disbursements
- Reports due in 2013
- Trade association solicitations
Publications
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2013 Combined Federal/State Disclosure Directory now available
- Federal Elections 2012: Compiled election results now available
- New party committee campaign guide now available in print
Workshops and conferences
- FEC to host April 24 seminar/webinar for corporations and their political action committees
- FEC to host Austin conference in August
- FEC to host March 20 seminar/webinar for campaigns and party committees
- FEC to host March 19 seminar/webinar for campaigns and party committees
- FEC to host May 22 seminar/webinar for trade associations, labor organizations, membership organizations and their political action committees
- FEC to host November 13 seminar/webinar for nonconnected political action committees
- FEC to host reporting and e-filing workshops in June and July
- FEC to host San Francisco conference in October
- FEC to host webinars for campaign committees
- FEC to host year-end reporting and e-filing workshops

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Partnership

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on limited liability partnerships

Party Committee

1787 National Committee does not qualify as a national party committee, AO 2013-01
2013 coordinated party expenditure limits

FEC to host March 20 seminar/webinar for campaigns and party committees
FEC summarizes campaign activity of the 2011-2012 election cycle
FEC summarizes first 21 months of campaign activity for 2012 election cycle
Interpretive rule on reporting ultimate payee for political committee disbursements
Joint fundraising, see: Joint Fundraising
New party committee campaign guide now available in print
Reports due in 2013

Socialist Workers Party disclosure exemption, AO 2012-38
See also: Federal Election Activity

Personal Use of Campaign Funds

See: Campaign Funds

Political Committee

Contribution limits for 2013-2014
FEC summarizes campaign activity of the 2011-2012 election cycle
FEC summarizes first 21 months of campaign activity for 2012 election cycle

FEC to host November 13 seminar/webinar for nonconnected political action committees
Interpretive rule on reporting ultimate payee for disbursements
Joint fundraising, see: Joint Fundraising
PAC must meet three criteria to use multicandidate contribution limit, AO 2013-09
Reports due in 2013
Status as, Free Speech v. FEC, District Court, Appeals Court
Treasurer of, liability for filing reports, Combat Veterans for Congress PAC v. FEC
See also: Nonconnected Committee, Party Committee, Separate Segregated Fund, Super PACs

Political Party

See: Party Committee, State Party Committee

PoliticalRefund.org

AO 2013-16

Public Disclosure

See: Reporting; Sale or Use Restriction

Public Funding

Constitutional challenge to Presidential Election Campaign Fund Act, Hassan v. FEC
Eligibility for primary matching funds
- Gary Johnson, December 2012 , January 2013
- Jill Stein, December 2012

Publications

See: Outreach

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Recordkeeping

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on technological modernization
Contributions forwarded via text message, AO 2012-35

Regulations

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on technological modernization
Civil monetary penalties, final rules
Commission seeks comment on enforcement process

New York special primary elections, date of nominations for, draft interpretive rule
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on limited liability partnerships

Reporting ultimate payees for committee disbursements
- Interpretive rule on
- Draft interpretive rule

Reporting

2013 Combined Federal/State Disclosure Directory now available
2013-2014 lobbyist bundling threshold
Administrative fines for late filing of or failure to file reports, see: Administrative Fines
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on technological modernization
Draft interpretive rule on reporting ultimate payees for committtee disbursements

Failure to file 48-hour notices, Garcia for Congress v. FEC
FEC to host reporting and e-filing workshops in June and July
FEC to host webinars for campaign committees
FEC to host year-end reporting and e-filing workshops
First class and parcel mail delivery suspended
Joint fundraising
Message from the Reports Analysis Division (RAD) – Process Change Notification

New on-line password system for e-filers
Reports due in 2013
Special election, see: Special Elections
Socialist Workers Party disclosure exemption, AO 2012-38
Treasurer, liability for filing reports, Combat Veterans for Congress PAC v. FEC
Ultimate payees for political committee disbursements, interpretive rule on
Workshops on, see: Outreach

Rulemaking

See: Regulations

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Sale or Use Restriction

Nonprofit may use donor data to facilitate contribution refunds, AO 2013-16

Separate Segregated Fund (SSF)

FEC to host April 24 seminar/webinar for corporations and their political action committees
FEC to host May 22 seminar/webinar for trade associations, labor organizations, membership organizations and their political action committees

Interpretive rule on reporting ultimate payee for political committee disbursements
Reports due in 2013

Payroll deduction authorizations, use of recorded telephone conversations to document, AO 2013-12
Restricted class, same-sex spouses who are party representatives treated as part of, AO 2013-06
Student members of connected organization, solicitable, AO 2013-08
Trade association solicitations

Service Interational Employees Union and Service International Employees Union Committee on Political Education (SEIU and SEIU-COPE)

AO 2013-12

Socialist Workers Party and Socialist Workers National Campaign Committee

AO 2012-38

Solicitations

See: Fundraising

Special Elections

2013 coordinated party expenditure limits
New York special primary elections, date of nominations for, draft interpretive rule
Reporting
- Alabama 1st District
- Florida 13th District
- Illinois 2nd District
- Louisiana 5th District
- Massachusetts 5th District
- Massachusetts Senate
- Missouri 8th District
- New Jersey Senate
- South Carolina 1st District
Reports due in 2013

Special Operations Speaks PAC (SOS PAC)

AO 2013-09

State Party Committee

2013 coordinated party expenditure limits
FEC to host March 20 seminar/webinar for campaigns and party committees
Interpretive rule on reporting ultimate payee for political committee disbursements
New party committee campaign guide now available in print
Party committee qualifies as, AO 2012-36; AO 2012-39
Reports due in 2013
See also: Party Committee

Statistics

FEC summarizes campaign activity of the 2011-2012 election cycle
FEC summarizes first 21 months of campaign activity for 2012 election cycle

Super PACs

FEC summarizes campaign activity of the 2011-2012 election cycle
FEC summarizes first 21 months of campaign activity for 2012 election cycle

FEC to host November 13 seminar/webinar for nonconnected political action committees
Former candidate's campaign may give unlimited contributions to, AO 2012-34
Interpretive rule on reporting ultimate payee for political committee disbursements
Reports due in 2013

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Tea Party Leadership Fund

AOR 2013-17

Technology, Use of

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on technological modernization
Payroll deduction authorizations, use of recorded telephone conversations to document, AO 2013-12
Text messaging, AO 2012-35
Website for facilitating refunds to contributors, AO 2013-16

Trade Associations

FEC to host May 22 seminar/webinar for trade associations, labor organizations, membership organizations and their political action committees
Restricted class, same-sex spouses treated as part of, AO 2013-06
Student members of, solicitable, AO 2013-08
Trade association solicitations
See:
Separate Segregated Fund

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Union

See: Labor Organization

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V

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Winslow, Dan

AO 2013-02 (Winslow I)
AO 2013-07 (Winslow II)

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Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.

AOR 2012-37

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