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Super PACs and Other Independent Expenditure Filers

Independent expenditures represent spending by individuals, groups, political committees, corporations or unions expressly advocating the election or defeat of clearly identified federal candidates. These expenditures may not be made in concert or cooperation with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidate, the candidate's campaign or a political party.

The Independent Expenditure-Only Committee list contains a listing of all committees that have filed a statement consistent with the language recommended in Advisory Opinion 2010-09 (Club for Growth) or Advisory Opinion 2010-11 (Commonsense Ten). Independent expenditures represent spending by individuals, groups, political committees, corporations or unions expressly advocating the election or defeat of clearly identified federal candidates. These expenditures may not be made in concert or cooperation with, or at the request or suggestion of, a candidate, the candidate's campaign or a political party.

The Independent Expenditure Notice Search allows you to search, view and download 24-hour and 48-hour independent expenditure notices filed with the Commission. You can view independent expenditure notices filed today, in the last seven days or you can select a date range. You can search for independent expenditure notices from May 2002 to the present. Prior to September 2010 only electronically filed independent expenditure notices are included in the search. In September 2010 the Commission's Public Records staff began entering independent expenditure notices filed on paper into a web-based form when we receive them so that they are available more quickly. They are then processed as if they were filed electronically. All independent expenditure notices filed since September 2010 are included in the search.

The Data Catalog contains campaign finance and other related data. You may customize these data sets to view a subset of the information. You can view and sort the subset or download the subset. Alternatively, you may download full data sets. RSS feeds are available for many of the files so you're notified whenever new data is available or a change is made.