FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION
May 2, 2007
ATTENTION WIRE SERVICES, DAYBOOK EDITORS:
FEC OPEN MEETING THURSDAY MAY 3rd – Commission to Consider Two Advisory Opinion Requests and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Hybrid Communications
The Federal Election Commission (the Commission/FEC) will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday May 3, 2007. The Commission will consider draft Advisory Opinions (AOs) responding to requests from:
- Mr. Erik Iverson, a Congressional staffer who is seeking election as Chairman of the Montana Republican State Central Committee, regarding his ability to solicit, direct and spend non-federal funds on behalf of the State party committee if he is elected Chairman while continuing his Congressional employment; and
- The Libertarian Party of Indiana regarding its status as a State party committee.
The draft response to Advisory Opinion Request 2007-05 (Iverson) can be found at: http://www.fec.gov/agenda/2007/mtgdoc07-34.pdf.
The draft response to Advisory Opinion Request 2007-06 (Libertarian Party of Indiana) can be found at: http://www.fec.gov/agenda/2007/mtgdoc07-35.pdf.
The FEC will also consider a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on Hybrid Communications, i.e., political party communications that refer both to one or more clearly identified Federal candidate(s) and also refer generically to other candidates without clearly identifying them. The proposed rule seeks comment on what types of communications should be considered “hybrid communications,” and how political party committees and candidates should attribute the costs of those communications. The draft NPRM to be considered will be released prior to Thursday’s meeting.
The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. in the 9th floor hearing room at the Commission’s offices at 999 E Street N.W. in Washington.
The Federal Election Commission (FEC) is an independent regulatory agency that administers and enforces federal campaign finance laws. The FEC has jurisdiction over the financing of campaigns for the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate, the Presidency and the Vice Presidency. Established in 1975, the FEC is composed of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate.