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FEC Record: Advisory Opinions

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AO 2016-18: Green Party of Ohio Qualifies as State Party Committee
(Posted 11/28/2016; By Katherine Carothers)

The Green Party of Ohio qualifies as a state party committee under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act). Read more...


AO 2016-17: Libertarian Party of Michigan Qualifies as State Party Committee
(Posted 11/28/2016; By Jonella Culmer)

The Libertarian Party of Michigan Executive Committee, Inc. (the LPM) qualifies as a state party committee under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act). Read more...


AO 2016-16: Fundraising for Public Funding Repayments and Civil Penalties
(Posted 11/23/2016; By Zainab Smith)

Gary Johnson 2012, Inc. (the "Committee") may use its cash on hand and may raise additional funds to fulfill obligations to the United States Treasury and to the Commission, consistent with the restrictions set forth in the Presidential Primary Matching Payment Account Act (the “Public Funding Act”) and FEC regulations. Read more...


AO 2016-19: Libertarian Party of Colorado Qualifies as State Party
(Posted 11/18/2016; By Christopher Berg)

The Libertarian Party of Colorado (LPC) qualifies as a state committee of the Libertarian Party because it is a part of the official party structure and it is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the party at the state level. Read more...


AOR 2016-12: Citizen Super PAC
(Posted 11/07/2016; By Dorothy Yeager)

On November 3, 2016, the Commission considered an Advisory Opinion Request (AOR) from Citizen Super PAC. In its request, the PAC asked several questions regarding the application of coordination rules to proposed online activity of the PAC and a federal candidate. Read more...


AO 2016-14: Libertarian Party Organizations Qualify as State Party Committees
(Posted 11/03/2016; By Isaac Baker)

Because they are part of the official party structure of a national party committee, and responsible for the day-to-day operation of the national party on the state level, Libertarian Party Committees of multiple states ("the Committees") all qualify as state committees of a political party under the Federal Election Campaign Act (the Act). Read more...


AO 2016-11: Members May Collect and Forward Contributions to Membership Organization's SSF
(Posted 11/02/2016; By Myles Martin)

Plains Cotton Growers (PCG) and its cotton gin members may collect and transmit voluntary contributions from individual members to the separate segregated fund (SSF) of PCG. Since PCG is a membership organization collecting contributions solely from its members, the Commission concluded that PCG is not limited in the methods that it may use to solicit and forward such contributions to its own SSF. Read more...


Pending Advisory Opinion Requests as of October 31, 2016
(Posted 11/02/2016; 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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