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For Immediate Release
August 11, 2006

Contact: Kelly Huff
Bob Biersack
Ian Stirton
George Smaragdis

CAMPAIGN FAILS TO FILE PRE-PRIMARY REPORT IN NEVADA

WASHINGTON -- The congressional campaign of Anna Nevenich in Nevada's 3rd Congressional District was cited by the Federal Election Commission today for failing to file a financial disclosure report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act (“the Act”).

Nevada is holding its primary election for federal candidates on August 15. The Act requires committees supporting candidates in the primary to file reports of their financial activity 12 days before the election.

As of 5 p.m., August 10, 2006 a disclosure report from the following committee had not been filed:

State

Committee

Treasurer

Candidate

Party

NV

NEVENICH FOR CONGRESS   

ERIC KETCHUM

ANNA NEVENICH

DEM

The report was due August 3, 2006 and should have included financial activity for the period July 1 through July 26, 2006. If sent by certified or registered mail, the report must have been postmarked by July 31, 2006. 

Some individuals and their committees have no obligation to file reports even though their names may appear on state ballots. If an individual raises or spends less than $5,000, he is not considered a "candidate" subject to reporting under the FECA.

The FEC notified committees involved in the primary of these filing requirements on July 10, 2006. Those committees that did not file on the due date were notified on August 4, 2006 that reports had not been received and that their names would be published if they did not respond within four business days.

Federal law gives the FEC broad authority to initiate enforcement actions against non-filers, and the FEC has implemented a new administrative fine program that can subject committees to penalties ranging from $30 to $16,000 or more.

The next regularly scheduled disclosure reports for Nevada candidate committees will be the October Quarterly Report, due October 15. It will cover activity from July 27 through September 30.

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