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The FEC Record is an online resource for political committees and others interested in latest information on the Commission and the federal campaign finance law. Until August 2011, the Commission published the Record as a monthly newsletter. Now, the agency posts articles as news happens, then compiles those articles at the end of each month. To view or print those monthly compilations or the archived monthly newsletters, you'll need to download a copy of the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software at

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Commission Elects Officers for 2015
(Posted 12/19/2014; By Alex Knott)

The Federal Election Commission has elected Ann M. Ravel as the agency’s Chair and Matthew S. Petersen as its Vice Chair for 2015. Read more...

Kuhn for Congress v. FEC
(Posted 12/19/2014; By Isaac Baker)

On December 15, the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina dismissed Kuhn for Congress’s challenge to a civil penalty the Commission had assessed against it for failing to file a campaign disclosure report on time. Read more...

FEC to Host Year-End Reporting and E-Filing Webinars
(Posted 12/12/2014; By Isaac Baker)

The Commission will offer its annual Year-End Reporting and FECFile workshops in January 2015. The webinars for PACs and party committees will be held on January 14, while the webinars for candidates will be offered on January 21. Read more...

Van Hollen v. FEC
(Posted 12/03/2014; By Isaac Baker)

On November 25, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia vacated a Commission regulation governing the disclosure of certain donations used to fund electioneering communications. Specifically, the court found 11 CFR 104.20(c)(9) arbitrary, capricious and contrary to law because it requires disclosure of only those donations made for the purpose of furthering electioneering communications. Read more...

Post-General Reporting Reminder
(Posted 11/18/2014; By Katherine Carothers)

The 30-Day Post-General Election report is due on December 4, 2014. The Post-General Election report covers activity from October 16 (or from the close of books of the last report filed) through November 24. The following committees must file this report: Read more...

AO 2014-17: LLC Owned by Two Corporations May Authorize Solicitations by a Trade Association
(Posted 11/18/2014; By Myles Martin)

A limited liability company (LLC) owned and controlled by two corporations may authorize a trade association of which it is a member to solicit its executive and administrative personnel. Read more...

Petition for Rulemaking on Candidate Debates
(Posted 11/18/2014; By Alex Knott)

On November 14, 2014, the Commission published a Notice of Availability seeking public comments on a Petition for Rulemaking from Level the Playing Field. The petition requests that the agency amend its regulations on candidate debates to revise the criteria governing the inclusion of candidates in presidential and vice presidential debates. Read more...



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The FEC Record is produced by the Information Division, Office of Communications. Toll free 800-424-9530; Local 202-694-1100; Email Greg Scott, Director; Alex Knott, Senior Writer/Editor; Dorothy Yeager, Production Manager