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  • Federal Election Commission publishes Statistical Summary of 18-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle

    Federal Election Commission publishes Statistical Summary of 18-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle | site |


    Presidential candidates raised nearly $2.8 billion

    Congressional candidates collected approximately $1.9 billion



    (September 18, 2020) - - Today, September 18, 2020, the (United States) Federal Election Commission (FEC) published the following information: Presidential candidates raised nearly $2.8 billion and spent over $2.5 billion in the first 18 months of the 2019-2020 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission that cover activity from January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Congressional candidates collected approximately $1.9 billion and disbursed approximately $1.2 billion, political parties received $1.4 billion and spent nearly $1.1 billion, and political action committees (PACs) raised over $5.2 billion and spent over $4.4 billion in the 18-mont...
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  • Federal Communications Commission proposes a nearly 10 Million Dollars Fine for Spoofed Robocalls during California State Election

    Federal Communications Commission proposes a nearly $10 Million Fine for Spoofed Robocalls during California State Election| site |



    FCC says San Diego-Area Telemarketer Apparently Spoofed Competitor’s Phone Number to Spread False Allegation Against State Assembly Candidate


    (December 13, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the following information:

    WASHINGTON, December 12, 2019—The Federal Communications Commission today proposed to impose a $9,997,750 fine on Kenneth Moser and his telemarketing company Marketing Support Systems for apparently making more than 47,000 unlawful spoofed robocalls over a two-day period. Moser apparently unlawfully spoofed the telephone number assigned to another telemarketing company when transmitting prerecorded voice calls containing false accusations against a political candidate shortly before California’s 2018 primary election. Moser was in the busines...
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  • Appeals Court issues Opinion in Lieu, et al. v. FEC

    Appeals Court issues Opinion in Lieu, et al. v. FEC

    Appeals Court issues Opinion in Lieu, et al. v. FEC| site |



    (October 3, 2019) - - Today (October 3, 2019), the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON – The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Thursday issued a Per Curiam order in Lieu, et al. v. FEC, (USCA Case 19-5072), finding moot the Appellants’ motion to hold in abeyance and granting the Commission’s motion for summary affirmance. In November 2016, Representative Ted Lieu, Representative Walter Jones, Senator Jeff Merkley, State Senator (Ret.) John Howe, Zephyr Teachout and Michael Wager filed a complaint challenging the Commission’s unanimous dismissal of MUR 7101 (House Majority PAC). In February, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia concluded that the Commission’s dismissal of MUR 7101 was not contrary to law because the Commission properly applied the D.C. Circuit’s en banc ruling in SpeechNow.Org
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  • Federal Election Commission publishes Statistical Summary of Six-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle

    Federal Election Commission publishes Statistical Summary of Six-Month Campaign Activity of the 2019-2020 Election Cycle | site |




    (September 26, 2019) - - Today, the Federal Election Commission published the following information:

    Presidential candidates raised $337.1 million and spent $159.9 million in the first six months of the 2019-2020 election cycle, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission that cover activity from January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. Congressional candidates collected $389 million and disbursed $172.2 million, political parties received $353.7 million and spent $279.9 million, and political action committees (PACs) raised $958.2 million and spent $818.7 million in the six-month period. Disbursements for independent expenditures reported in this period totaled $11.3 million. Communication costs reported to the Commission totaled $52,649.



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  • Federal Election Commission Remains Open for Business, Despite Lack of Quorum

    Federal Election Commission Remains Open for Business, Despite Lack of Quorum

    Federal Election Commission Remains Open for Business, Despite Lack of Quorum | site |



    (September 1, 2019) - - Today (September 1, 2019), the Federal Election Commission (FEC) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON–On September 1, 2019, the Federal Election Commission began working without a quorum of four Commissioners. While the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), requires an affirmative vote by four Commissioners to make decisions in many areas, including regulations, advisory opinions, audit matters and enforcement, the Commission remains open for business. Staff continues to further the agency’s vital mission of administering the nation’s campaign finance laws.

    The requirements of the Act and Commission regulations remain in effect, and political committees and other filers must continue to disclose their campaign finance activity to the Commission on the regular schedule. FEC staff remains ready
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  • Federal Election Commission Cites Committee for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Primary Report

    Federal Election Commission Cites Committee for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Primary Report




    Washington, DC - - (August 8, 2018) - - The Federal Election Commission today cited a campaign committee for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Primary Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act). As of August 7, 2018, the required disclosure report had not been received from: - Friends of Sherry Campagna (HI-02) The 12-Day Pre-Primary Report was due on July 30, 2018, and should have included financial activity for the period July 1, 2018, through July 22, 2018. If sent by certified or registered mail, the report should have been postmarked by July 27, 2018. 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 ...
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  • Court of Appeals Issues Opinion in CREW

    Court of Appeals Issues Opinion in CREW

    Court of Appeals Issues Opinion in CREW, et al., v. FEC





    Washington, DC - - (June 15, 2018) - - The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today issued a Memorandum Opinion and Per Curiam Judgment affirming the District Court’s decision in CREW, et al., v. FEC (17-5049),, granting the Commission’s motion for summary judgment and denying the plaintiffs’ motion for summary judgment. The D.C. Circuit found that the Commission’s dismissal of CREW's administrative complaint against the Commission on Hope, Growth and Opportunity in Matter Under Review 6471 was not contrary to law.





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  • Federal Election Commission Cites Committees for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Primary Financial Report

    Federal Election Commission Cites Committees for Failure to File 12-Day Pre-Primary Financial Report





    Washington, DC - - (May 4, 2018) - - The Federal Election Commission cited four campaign committees today for failing to file the 12-Day Pre-Primary Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), for primary elections being held on May 8, 2018. As of May 3, 2018, the required disclosure report had not been received from: - Paul Bonham (NC-12) - Stephen MacKenzie for Congress 2018 (IN-06) - Colton for Congress (OH-09) - Leah Sellers for Congress (OH-04) The pre-primary report was due on April 26, 2018, and should have included financial activity for the period April 1, 2018, through April 18, 2018. If sent by certified or registered mail, the report should have been postmarked by April 23, 2018. Some individuals and their committees ha...
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  • Federal Election Commission Cites Committees for Failure to File First-Quarterly Financial Report

    Federal Election Commission Cites Committees for Failure to File First-Quarterly Financial Report




    Washington, DC - - (April 27, 2018) - - The Federal Election Commission (FEC) today cited two campaign committees today for failing to file the 2018 April Quarterly Report required by the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), and one campaign committee for filing an incomplete April Quarterly Report. According to the FEC, as of April 26, 2018, the required disclosure report had not been received from: - The Committee to Elect Juan Parks (GA-4) - Douglas Howard Pierce for US Senate (CA) An incomplete report was received from: - Mendoza for Congress (CA-53) The April Quarterly Report was due on April 15, 2018, and should have included financial activity for the period January 1, 2018, through March 31, 2018. If sent by certified or registered mail, the report sho...
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  • Federal Election Commission Announces Appointment of Kathleen M. Guith as Associate General Counsel

    Federal Election Commission Announces Appointment of Kathleen M. Guith as Associate General Counsel




    January 26, 2017


    Washington, DC - - (January 23, 2017) - - The Federal Election Commission on Thursday voted to appoint Kathleen M. Guith as Associate General Counsel for Enforcement.

    Ms. Guith joined the Commission as a staff attorney in November 2002. Since then, she has worked in a variety of management positions in the Enforcement division, the largest contingent in the Commission’s Office of General Counsel. She has been serving as acting head of the division since September 2015, a position she previously held in 2008, and from 2010 to 2012.

    Ms. Guith received a B.A. from Boston College and her J.D. from Cornell Law School. She also completed graduate work in the Sociology Department at the University of Virginia. After law school, Ms. Guith worked at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., and
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