AO 2016-25: Federal Officeholder May Spend Nonfederal Funds for Certain Winding Down Expenses of Previous Nonfederal Campaign
(Posted 02/01/2017; By Myles Martin)
Vice President Mike Pence’s previous campaign committee for Indiana governor may spend its remaining nonfederal funds for several types of expenses related to winding down its state campaign activities and complying with Indiana disclosure laws. The committee may spend funds on activities, such as storage of committee assets and legal and accounting expenses associated with winding down the campaign’s operations, as long as such spending is consistent with state law. Read more...
Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of January 31, 2017
(Posted 01/31/2017; By Dorothy Yeager)
Advisory Opinion Requests (AORs) pending before the Commission as of the end
of the month are listed below. Procedures for commenting on pending AORs are
described here. Read
AO 2016-26: Green Party of Florida Qualifies as State Party Committee
(Posted 1/27/2017; By: Jonella Culmer)
The Green Party of Florida qualifies as a state committee of a political party under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act). Read more...
AO 2016-21: Communications Would Be Coordinated if Former Campaign Employees Use or Convey Material Information to Political Action Committee
(Posted 01/24/2017; By Myles Martin)
Great America PAC, a nonconnected hybrid political action committee, plans to hire phone bank personnel who may previously have been employed by a candidate or party committee. The Commission concluded that the phone bank communications proposed in the request would be coordinated communications if the employees in question used information from their prior employment in their work for the Great America PAC or conveyed such information to the PAC, and such information was material to the creation, production, or distribution of the communications. Read more...
Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of December 31, 2016
(Posted 01/04/2017; By Dorothy Yeager)
Advisory Opinion Requests (AORs) pending before the Commission as of the end of the month are listed below. Procedures for commenting on pending AORs are described here. Read more...
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