2013 SUPPLEMENTAL FILING INFORMATION
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Principal campaign committees of current and former congressional candidates 1 (including unopposed candidates and candidates whose names do not appear on the ballot) must file Quarterly Reports in 2014. 2 In addition, committees of candidates participating in an election must file pre-election and, as applicable, post-election reports, as described below.
All ongoing committees (regardless of the level of financial activity) and new campaigns that raise or spend more than $5,000 for the 2014 election cycle (and thus trigger registration and reporting requirements) must file quarterly reports throughout 2014. This applies even if the candidate plans to retire, withdraws from the race prior to the primary election, loses the primary or drops out of the race prior to the general election. See 11 CFR 104.5(a)(1).
PRE- AND POST-ELECTION REPORTS
A committee whose candidate participates in a 2014 state primary, nominating convention or runoff election -- even if unopposed -- must also file a pre-election report 12 days prior to the primary, nominating convention or runoff. The campaign committee of a candidate who participates in the general election must file pre- and post-general election reports. See 11 CFR 104.5(a)(2).
The principal campaign committee must file notices if any authorized committees of the candidate receive any contribution (including in-kind gifts or advances of goods or services; loans from the candidate or other non-bank sources; and guarantees or endorsements of bank loans to the candidate or committee) of $1,000 or more per source, during the period less than 20 days but more than 48 hours before any election in which the candidate is running. See 11 CFR 104.5(f).
The notices, which may be filed using Form 6 or a letter containing the same information, must reach the appropriate federal and/or state filing office(s) within 48 hours of the committee’s receipt of the contribution(s). See 11 CFR 104.5(f). Senate candidates file 48 hour notices with the Secretary of the Senate; all other candidate committees file with the FEC. Campaign committees that file electronically MUST submit their 48 hour notices electronically. See 11 CFR 104.5(f).
1 Generally, an individual becomes a candidate for federal office (and thus triggers registration and reporting obligations) when his or her campaign exceeds $5,000 in either contributions received or expenditures made. If the campaign has not crossed the $5,000 threshold, it is not required to file reports. See 11 CFR 100.3(a).
2 If a candidate has more than one authorized committee, the principal campaign committee must also file a consolidated report on Form 3Z [PDF].
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