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2011 FEC Record Index

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A

Administrative Complaints

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) et al. v. FEC
Herron for Congress v. FEC

Advisory Opinions

Alternative disposition
- AOR 2010-25
- AOR 2011-09
- AOR 2011-16
- AOR 2011-18
- AOR 2011-23
Opinions issued
2010-23: Contributions by text message
2010-24: Party committee must use federal funds for certain salaries related to voter registration activities
2010-29: Working Families Party of Oregon qualifies as state party committee
2010-30: Rental of email list to committees at fair market value is not coordinated expenditure or coordinated communication
2011-01: Funds received and spent by legal defense fund not contributions or expenditures
2011-02: Campaign committee may purchase copies of Senator’s autobiography if publisher donates royalties to charity
2011-03: National party committees may fund litigation expenses with recount funds
2011-04: Candidate position papers posted on members-only section of website
2011-05: Use of campaign funds for security upgrades
2011-06: Vendor may collect and forward contributions without making impermissible contribution
2011-07: Principal campaign committee may pay certain campaign consultant's legal fees
2011-08: Trade association members may be solicited for PAC contributions
2011-10: Partnerships may deduct PAC contributions from sales contracts
2011-11: Costs of independent expenditures fall Within press exemption when aired during TV show
2011-12: Fundraising by candidates, officeholders and party officials for independent expenditure-only political committees
2011-13: Party committee may revise disclaimers on solicitation web pages
2011-14: SSF communications to public
2011-15: Naturalized citizen as Presidential candidate
2011-17: Use of campaign funds for home security measures
2011-19: Corporation may establish program to transmit its customers’ funds to political committees

AIPAC

AO 2011-04

American Crossroads

AOR 2011-23

American Society of Anesthesiologists

AO 2011-08

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Campaign Funds

Permissible use of
Candidate's book publication and promotion, AO 2011-02
– Home security system, AO 2011-05; AO 2011-17
Legal fees of campaign consultant, AO 2011-07

Candidates, Federal

Campaign committee may purchase copies of Senator’s autobiography if publisher donates royalties to charity, AO 2011-02
DC seminar for House and Senate campaigns, February, March
Fundraising by candidates, officeholders and party officials for independent expenditure-only political committees, AO 2011-12
Funds received and spent by legal defense fund not contributions or expenditures, AO 2011-01
House and Senate campaign fundraising through June 2011
Joint fundraising
Interpretive rule on electronic redesignations of contributions
Naturalized citizen as Presidential candidate, AO 2011-15
New Congressional Campaign Guide available now in print
New Congressional Campaign Guide available online
Principal campaign committee may pay certain campaign consultant's legal fees, AO 2011-07
Testing the waters

Use of campaign funds, See: Campaign Funds

Citizens United

Application of media exemption, AO 2011-11
Application to nonconnected committees that maintain a separate non-contribution account, Carey v. FEC, March; July, October, November
Rental of email list to committees at fair market value is not coordinated expenditure or coordinated communication, AO 2010-30

Chuck Fleischmann for Congress, Inc.

AO 2011-07

Colbert, Stephen

AO 2011-11

Commission

Agency Procedures
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Following OGC’s submission of probable cause briefs
- For document and information disclosure during enforcement
Chair's message
Consideration of legal questions by the Commission
FEC elects Chair and Vice Chair for 2011
Federal Election Commission names Alec Palmer as new Staff Director
Message from the Reports Analysis Division (RAD) – Process Change Notification, October, November
Standards of Conduct and Ethics rules for Commissioners and FEC employees updated

Communications

Candidate position papers posted on membership organization's members-only website, AO 2011-04
Coordinated
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Rental of email list to committees at fair market value is not coordinated expenditure or coordinated communication, AO 2010-30
- SSF communications to public, not a coordinated communication, AO 2011-14
Electioneering, see: Electioneering Communications
Independent expenditures, see: Independent Expenditures
SSF communications to public, AO 2011-14

Compliance

Agency procedure following OGC’s submission of probable cause briefs
Consideration of legal questions by the Commission
Message from the Reports Analysis Division (RAD) – Process Change Notification, October, November

Conferences/Workshops

See: Outreach

Contributions

By text message, AO 2010-23
Contribution limits for 2011-2012
Corporation may establish program to transmit its customers’ funds to political committees, AO 2011-19
Foreign nationals, challenge to prohibitions on, Bluman v. FEC
From deceased person's estate, Libertarian National Committee v. FEC
Funds received and spent by legal defense fund not contributions or expenditures, AO 2011-01

In name of another, FEC v. Kazran
Interpretive rule on electronic redesignations of contributions
Partnerships may deduct PAC contributions from sales contracts, AO 2011-10
To nonconnected committees with separate independent-expenditure-only account, Carey v. FEC, March; July, October, November
Vendor may collect and forward without making impermissible contribution, AO 2011-06

Coordinated Party Expenditure

2011 coordinated party expenditure limits

Court Cases

FEC v. ______
FEC v. Kazran

______ v. FEC
Bluman v. FEC
Carey v. FEC, March; July, October, November
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) et al. v. FEC

Herron for Congress v. FEC

Libertarian National Committee v. FEC
The Real Truth About Obama, Inc. vs. FEC and U.S. Department of Justice
Van Hollen v. FEC

Corporations

Candidate position papers posted on membership organization's members-only website, AO 2011-04
Corporation may establish program to transmit its customers’ funds to political committees, AO 2011-19
Costs related to independent expenditures aired during TV show, AO 2011-11
DC seminar for corporations and their PACs, March, April
Disclosure of donations to, for electioneering communication, Van Hollen v. FEC
Rental of email list to committees at fair market value is not coordinated expenditure or coordinated communication, AO 2010-30

CTIA - The Wireless Association

AO 2010-23

 

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Democracy Engine, LLC

AO 2011-06

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee

AO 2011-03

Dimension4, Inc. PAC

AOR 2011-16

Disclaimers

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Internet communication disclaimers
Application of media exemption, AO 2011-11

Disclosure

See: Reporting

Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

AO 2011-03
AO 2011-13

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Electioneering Communications

Disclosure of donations for, Van Hollen v. FEC

Electronic Filing

Electronic filing update
Mandatory electronic filing

New version of FECFile available starting April 5

Enforcement

See: Compliance

Express Advocacy

Challenge to regulation, The Real Truth About Obama, Inc. vs. FEC and U.S. Department of Justice

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Facebook

AOR 2011-09

Federal Election Activity

Party committee must use federal funds for certain salaries related to voter registration activities, AO 2010-24

Federal Election Commission

See: Commission

Filing

See: Reporting

Final Rules

See: Regulations

Foreign Nationals

Challenge to prohibitions on, Bluman v. FEC

Forms

See: Reporting

Fundraising

By candidates, officeholders and party officials for independent expenditure-only political committees, AO 2011-12
Contributions by text message, AO 2010-23
Corporation may establish program to transmit its customers’ funds to political committees, AO 2011-19
House and Senate campaign fundraising through June 2011
Joint fundraising
Naturalized citizen as Presidential candidate, AO 2011-15
Partnerships may deduct PAC contributions from sales contracts, AO 2011-10
Party committee may revise disclaimers on solicitation web pages, AO 2011-13
Trade association members may be solicited for PAC contributions, AO 2011-08
Vendor may collect and forward contributions without making impermissible contribution, AO 2011-06

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Giffords for Congress

2011-17

GivingSphere

AO 2011-19

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Hassan, Abdul Karim

AO 2011-15

House Majority PAC

AO 2011-12

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Independent Expenditures

Costs of fall within press exemption when aired during TV show, AO 2011-11
Independent expenditure-only political committee, see: Super PACs
Interpretive rule on dissemination date for certain independent expenditures
Petition for rulemaking on disclosure of

Inflation Adjustments

2011 coordinated party expenditure limits
2011 lobbyist bundling threshold

Contribution limits for 2011-2012

Informational Articles

See: Outreach

Interpretive Rules

See: Regulations

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Labor Organization

DC seminar for trade, member and labor PACs
Disclosure of donations to, for electioneering communication, Van Hollen v. FEC

Legal Defense Fund/Legal Expenses

Funds received and spent by legal defense fund not contributions or expenditures, AO 2011-01
Principal campaign committee may pay certain campaign consultant's legal fees, AO 2011-07

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Contributions in name of another by, FEC v. Kazran
Partnerships may deduct PAC contributions from sales contracts, AO 2011-10
Vendor may collect and forward contributions without making impermissible contribution, AO 2011-06

Litigation

See: Court Cases

Lobbyist Bundling

2011 lobbyist bundling threshold

Local Party Committee

DC seminar for party committees scheduled
DC seminar for political party committees
Party committee must use federal funds for certain salaries related to voter registration activities, AO 2010-24

 

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Majority PAC

AO 2011-12

Membership Organization

Candidate position papers posted on membership organization's members-only website, AO 2011-04
DC seminar for trade, member and labor PACs
Disclosure of donations to, for electioneering communication, Van Hollen v. FEC
Trade association members may be solicited for PAC contributions, AO 2011-08

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National Party Committee

Contributions from deceased person's estate, Libertarian National Committee v. FEC
DC seminar for party committees scheduled
DC seminar for political party committees
Democratic and Republican parties certified for convention funding
National party committees may fund litigation expenses with recount funds, AO 2011-03

National Republican Campaign Committee

AO 2011-03

National Republican Senatorial Committee

AO 2011-03

Nonconnected Committee

Challenge to Commission approach to determining status of, The Real Truth About Obama, Inc. vs. FEC and U.S. Department of Justice
Committees that maintain a separate non-contribution account, Carey v. FEC, March; July, October, November
Costs of independent expenditures fall within press exemption when aired during TV show, AO 2011-11
DC seminar for nonconnected political committees
Independent expenditure-only committees, see: Super PACs
PAC activity increases in first six months of 2011
Partnerships may deduct PAC contributions from sales contracts, AO 2011-10

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Outreach

Informational articles
- Joint fundraising
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Testing the waters
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Treasurer's liability
Outreach update for 2011-12
Publications
- 2011 Combined Federal/State Disclosure Directory now available, June, July
- 2011 edition of FEC regulations now available
- Campaign Guides available
- New Congressional Campaign Guide available now in print
- New Congressional Campaign Guide available online
- The FEC Record: Monthly newsletter becomes online news site
- Welcome to the new FEC Record
Workshops and conferences
- Candidate/Party/PAC conference in Minneapolis
- DC seminar for corporations and their PACs, March, April
- DC seminar for House and Senate campaigns, February, March
- DC seminar for nonconnected political committees
- DC seminar for party committees scheduled
- DC seminar for political party committees
- DC seminar for trade, member and labor PACs
- FEC to host reporting and e-filing workshops for the 2010 Year-End report
- FEC to host reporting and e-filing workshops for the 2011 Year-End report
- FEC to host reporting and e-filing workshops in July, June; July
- FEC to host San Diego conference in October

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Partnership

Partnerships may deduct PAC contributions from sales contracts, AO 2011-10

Party Committee

DC seminar for party committees scheduled
DC seminar for political party committees
Democratic and Republican parties certified for convention funding
Fundraising by candidates, officeholders and party officials for independent expenditure-only political committees, AO 2011-12
Joint fundraising
Party committee may revise disclaimers on solicitation web pages, AO 2011-13
Party committee must use federal funds for certain salaries related to voter registration activities, AO 2010-24

Working Families Party of Oregon qualifies as state party committee, AO 2010-29

Personal Use of Campaign Funds

See: Campaign Funds

POET PAC and POET LLC

AO 2011-10

Political Committee

Challenge to Commission approach to determining status of, The Real Truth About Obama, Inc. vs. FEC and U.S. Department of Justice
Committees that maintain a separate non-contribution account, Carey v. FEC, March; July, October, November
PAC activity increases in first six months of 2011
See also: Nonconnected Committee, Party Committee , Super PACs

Political Party

See: Party Committee

Press Exemption
Costs of independent expenditures fall within press exemption when aired during TV show, AO 2011-11
Public Disclosure

See: Reporting

Public Funding

Democratic and Republican parties certified for convention funding
Naturalized citizen as Presidential candidate, AO 2011-15

Publications

See: Outreach

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Regulations

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Internet communication disclaimers
Interpretive Rules
- Interpretive rule on dissemination date for certain independent expenditures
- Interpretive rule on electronic redesignations of contributions
Petition for rulemaking on disclosure of independent expenditures
Standards of Conduct and Ethics rules for Commissioners and FEC employees updated

Reporting

2011 Combined Federal/State Disclosure Directory now available, June, July
April reporting reminder
Donations made for electioneering communications, Van Hollen v. FEC
Electronic filing update
- See also: Electronic Filing
Guidance for political committees that maintain a non-contribution account
July reporting reminder
Message from the Reports Analysis Division (RAD) – Process Change Notification, October, November
New version of FECFile available starting April 5
Petition for rulemaking on disclosure of independent expenditures
Reports due in 2011
Special election, see: Special Elections
Version 7 of FECFile Now Available

Republican Party of San Diego County

AO 2010-24

Republican National Committee

AO 2011-03

Robin Carnahan for Senate

AO 2011-01

Rulemaking

See: Regulations

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Scott Brown for U.S. Senate

AO 2011-02

Separate Segregated Fund (SSF)

DC seminar for corporations and their PACs, March, April
DC seminar for trade, member and labor PACs

PAC activity increases in first six months of 2011
Trade association members may be solicited for PAC contributions, AO 2011-08
SSF communications to public, AO 2011-14

Sioux River Ethanol, LLC, d/b/a POET Biorefining-Hudson

AO 2011-10

Solicitations

See: Fundraising

Special Elections

Reporting
- California 36th district
- Nevada 2nd district
- New York 26th district
- New York 9th district
- Oregon 1st district

State Party Committee

DC seminar for party committees scheduled
DC seminar for political party committees
Working Families Party of Oregon qualifies as state party committee, AO 2010-29

Statistics

House and Senate campaign fundraising through June 2011
PAC activity increases in first six months of 2011

Super PACs

Costs of independent expenditures fall within press exemption when aired during TV show, AO 2011-11
DC seminar for nonconnected political committees
Fundraising by candidates, officeholders and party officials for independent expenditure-only political committees, AO 2011-12
Nonconnected committees that maintain a separate non-contribution account, Carey v. FEC, March; July, October, November

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Technology, Use of

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Internet communication disclaimers
Candidate position papers posted on membership organization's members-only website, AO 2011-04
Candidate's book publication and promotion, AO 2011-02
Contributions by text message, AO 2010-23
Corporation may establish program to transmit its customers’ funds to political committees, AO 2011-19
Disclaimer requirement for small Facebook ads, alternative disposition, AOR 2011-09
Interpretive rule on electronic redesignations of contributions
Party committee may revise disclaimers on solicitation web pages, AO 2011-13
SSF communications to public via Internet, AO 2011-14

Terry, U.S. Representative Lee

AO 2011-05

Trade Associations

DC seminar for trade, member and labor PACs
Disclosure of donations to, for electioneering communication, Van Hollen v. FEC
SSF communications to public, AO 2011-14
Trade association members may be solicited for PAC contributions, AO 2011-08

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Utah Bankers Association and Utah Bankers Association Action PAC

AO 2011-14

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Voter Registration

See: Federal Election Activity

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W

Western Representation PAC

AOR 2011-18

Working Families Party of Oregon

AO 2010-29

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