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For Immediate Release Contact:  Judith Ingram
May 13, 2014 Julia Queen
  Christian Hilland
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FEC Cites Committee for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Convention Financial Report

WASHINGTON - The Federal Election Commission (FEC) cited a campaign committee today for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Convention Election Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as revised (the Act), for a Connecticut Convention that is being held on May 16, 2014.

As of May 12, 2014, the required disclosure report had not been received from:

- Friends of Carl (CT-04)

The report was due on May 4, 2014, and should have included financial activity for the period April 1, 2014, through April 26, 2014. If sent by certified or registered mail, the report should have been postmarked by May 1, 2014.

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

The FEC notified committees involved in Connecticut’s Republican Party Convention of their potential filing requirements on April 10, 2014. Those committees that did not file on the due date were sent notification on May 5, 2014 that their reports had not been received and that their names would be published if they did not respond within four business days.

Other political committees that support Senate and House candidates in elections, but are not authorized units of a candidate's campaign, are also required to file pre-convention reports. Those committee names are not published by the FEC.

Further Commission action against non-filers and late filers is decided on a case-by-case basis. Federal law gives the FEC broad authority to initiate enforcement actions, and the FEC has implemented an Administrative Fine program with provisions for assessing monetary penalties.

 

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 of Representatives, 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.

 

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