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Weekly Digest

 

For Immediate Release
November 27, 2009

Contact: Judith Ingram
Christian Hilland
Julia Queen

ISSUE 2009-29

Weekly Digest

Week of November 23– 27

COMMISSION MEETINGS

The Commission did not hold Open or Executive Sessions this week. Sunshine Act Notices for Executive Sessions are here. Agendas and related documents for Open Meetings are here.

Audio recordings for selected meetings, hearings and presentations are here.

ADMINISTRATIVE FINES

The Commission made public 10 Administrative Fine cases this week.

AF 1795 – Baldermann for Congress and Kendall Lynchey as Treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $5,500.

AF 1836 – Baldermann for Congress and Kendall Lynchey as Treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $250.

AF 1849 – Democratic Advancement PAC and Christopher R. Cramer as Treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $1,100.

AF 1883 – Vernon Jones for Georgia and Patricia Moore as Treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $5,950.

AF 1884 – DeCuir for Congress and Winston G. DeCuir, Sr. as Treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $6,580.

AF 1893 – Democratic Advancement PAC and Christopher R. Cramer as Treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $5,000.

AF 1910 – Baldermann for Congress and Timothy A. Baldermann as Treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed no civil penalty.

AF 2037 – Faulk for Congress and Mary Lynn McKeown as Treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $300.

AF 2045 – Baldermann for Congress and Kendall Lynchey as Treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed no civil penalty.

AF 2102 – Kansas Republican Party and Steve Fitzgerald as Treasurer. The Commission made a final determination and assessed a civil penalty of $500.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION

The Commission made public three campaign finance enforcement matters that were resolved through its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.

ADR 506 – Friends of Phil Steck and Cornelius D. Murray as Treasurer. The respondents agreed to terminate the committee and pay a civil penalty of $2,000.

ADR 507 – Gabrielle LeDoux for Congress and Gabrielle LeDoux as Treasurer. The Commission closed the file.

ADR 509 – Verizon Communications Inc. Good Government Club and Craig Taylor as Treasurer. The Commission closed the file.

CAMPAIGN FINANCE REPORTS

November 26: Massachusetts Special Senate Pre-Primary Reports were due. For information on reporting dates for this election, click here.

RULEMAKING AND AGENCY PROCEDURES

On November 23, the Commission made public 13 comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Federal Election Activity (link).  The NPRM on Federal Election Activity addresses definitions of get-out-the-vote and voter registration activity. The Commission will hold a hearing on this NPRM on December 16, 2009.

NEXT WEEK (NOVEMBER 30 – DECEMBER 4, 2009)

December 1:  The Commission is scheduled to hold an Executive Session

December 3:  The Commission is scheduled to hold an Open Session.

UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES

December 3 – California 10th District Post-Runoff Report

December 3 – New York 23rd District Post-General Report

OTHER RESOURCES

The November issue of The Record is here. Sign up here to receive email notification when a new issue of the Record is posted. 

The November supplements to the FEC’s Campaign Guides are here.

Printed copies of the July 2009 updated version of the FEC's Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees are available free of charge. To order, call 1-800/424-9530 (press 6), or e-mail info@fec.gov.