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FEC Record: Advisory Opinions

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AO 2014-01: Party Committee May Use Predecessor’s Funds
(Posted 4/8/2014; By Isaac Baker)

A California party committee may transfer in funds from its predecessor’s dormant federal account and use them for federal election activity, so long as the committee makes best efforts to disclose the sources of the transferred funds. Read more...


Advisory Opinion Request 2013-18 (Revolution Messaging, LLC)
(Posted 3/11/2014; By Alex Knott)

On February 27, 2014, the Commission considered an advisory opinion request from Revolution Messaging, LLC, asking whether its proposed mobile phone banner ads were exempt from the Act’s disclaimer requirements. Read more...


Advisory Opinion Request 2013-19 (Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.)
(Posted 12/13/2013; By Alex Knott)

On December 5, 2013, the Commission considered an Advisory Opinion Request (AOR) from Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. regarding the proposed solicitation of contributions to Yamaha’s separate segregated fund from the restricted classes of its Marine Division’s dealers and service centers. Read more...


AO 2013-16: Nonprofit May Use Donor Data to Facilitate Contribution Refunds
(Posted 11/26/2013; By Travis Drake)

PoliticalRefund.org (“PoliticalRefund”) may use information from FEC reports to inform certain individual donors of their right to seek refunds of their contributions to federal candidates and may help to facilitate those refunds.  PoliticalRefund may also post aggregate refund statistics on its website and accept paid advertising and sponsorship to offset its costs. Read more...


 

 

 

 

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