AO 2014-04: State Law Does Not Apply to SSF's Payroll
Under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act) and Commission regulations, Enterprise Holdings, Inc. may use payroll deduction for contributions to its SSF. According to the New York State Department of Labor, the state’s restrictions on corporate payroll deductions do not apply to solicitations by federal separate segregated funds (SSFs). Read more...
AO 2014-02 Political Committee May Accept Bitcoins as Contributions
A nonconnected political committee may accept contributions in the form of bitcoin digital currency. It may also purchase bitcoins as an investment, but must sell the purchased bitcoins and deposit the proceeds from those sales into its campaign depository before spending the funds. Read more...
AO 2014-03: Campaign May Run Ads Supporting Nonfederal Candidates
A federal candidate may spend unlimited campaign funds on advertisements that promote both his own candidacy and the election of candidates for state and local office. Read more...
AO 2014-01: Party Committee May Use Predecessor’s Funds
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)
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...
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