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AO 2014-21: Disaffiliation of Two SSFs
(Posted 02/23/2015; By Myles Martin)

Cambia Health Solutions, Inc. PAC is no longer affiliated with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association PAC because the relationship between the organizations has changed. As a result, the two separate segregated funds (SSFs) no longer share limits on the contributions they receive or make. Read more...

AO 2014-19: Nonconnected PAC May Establish Earmarking Program for Female Candidates
(Posted 01/21/2015; By Myles Martin)

ActBlue, a nonconnected political action committee, may establish separate “draft funds” and “nominee funds” to accept contributions earmarked for candidates and prospective candidates who are women. Read more...

AO 2014-18: Two Corporate PACs Are Not Affiliated
(Posted 12/22/2014; By Alex Knott)  

The separate segregated funds (SSFs) for Rayonier Inc. (Rayonier) and Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM) are not affiliated because the companies’ overall relationship reflects independence post-spin-off. 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...

Advisory Opinions 2014-14 & 2014-15: Professors May Receive Fringe Benefits from College During Campaigns
(Posted 10/23/2014; By Isaac Baker)

Two federal candidates, who are also college faculty members, may continue to receive fringe benefits payments from their employer during their unpaid leaves of absence to run for Congress. These candidate/employees’ receipt of these benefits does not violate the ban on corporate contributions because the college’s payment is part of a consistent policy available to all qualified employees and will be made on the same terms as other faculty members. Read more...





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