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The Federal Election Commission is a United States government agency that regulates political campaigns and donations.

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What is the political significance of FEC fundraising deadlines?

Every so often, I receive mass emails from political campaigns urging me to make a donation in advance of an FEC fundraising deadline. They claim that it's really important for them to reach some ...
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Why is Mitch McConnell blocking nominees to the Federal Election Commission?

As at Sep 2019 - we can see that the Federal Election Commission is down to three members, one short of its required quorum, making it toothless. Mitch McConnell could allow hearings for the current ...
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Why is Trump's FEC filing case different from Hillary Clinton's?

As I understand it, the charges against Trump are brought by the State of New York regarding a falsification of filing records by a campaign which was determined to have been made to influence (...
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When and from where was the PAC first legally defined

The FEC explains the different types of political action committees (PACs) but did Congress legally define what a PAC is? I'm assuming that the FEC didn't legally define what a PAC is since it is a ...
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Why are Lee Mercer and John Anthony Castro the highest-fundraising candidates for the 2024 U.S. Presidential election?

According to the U.S. Federal Election Commission's website, as of July 10, 2023 the two candidates for U.S. President who have raised the most money are Lee Mercer (D), at $192 million, and John ...
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What timezone is the united-states FEC donation deadline measured in?

The United-states FEC deadline for election fund-raising deadlines in 2016 is midnight 10/19/2016. What timezone is this measured in? Eastern midnight? Pacific midnight? Is it the time zone of the ...
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Where are my small contributions in the FEC filings?

I know that I have made several small contributions over the last year, but only one of those contributions/transactions appears when I look at the FEC individual contributions dataset (found here) ...
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Can a TV Network refuse to air political Ads they do not agree with? [duplicate]

Can a TV Broadcaster legally refuse to air Political Ads under FCC rules & precedent governing political advertising if a registered political candidate or PAC were to air perceived negative ...
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