AO 2014-12: Separate Contribution Limits for National Convention Committees
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Republican National Committee (RNC) may establish convention committees to raise funds subject to separate contribution limits because such convention committees qualify as “national committees” under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) and Commission regulations. Read more...
AO 2014-11: Health Care PACs No Longer Affiliated
The Commission concluded that Health Care Service Corporation Employees’ Political Action Committee (HCSC PAC) is no longer affiliated with BluePAC, the separate segregated fund (SSF) of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA). As a result, they no longer share limits on contributions, and neither may solicit PAC contributions from the other’s restricted class. Read more...
AO 2014-13: Contributions Earmarked for Multiple Committees
Contributors may use ActBlue’s “Split It!” feature on its contribution forms
to divide a single contribution among multiple political committees, including
candidate committees. Using this feature will not result in ActBlue exercising
direction or control over the choice of recipient candidates or political
committees, nor will it trigger the Commission’s joint fundraising
rules. Read more...
AO 2014-10: Commission Approves Use of Campaign Funds to Purchase Book
A principal campaign committee may use campaign funds to purchase copies of the candidate’s book without the purchase resulting in personal use or an in-kind contribution from the publisher. Read more...
AO 2014-07: Website May Use FEC Data, Other Info to Match Donors to
A for-profit corporation may create and operate a website that uses FEC contributor data and other information to help visitors identify and contribute to candidates, as well as prospective candidates and eventual party nominees that visitors support. Read more...
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