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Search or browse the latest information about the Commission and federal campaign finance law.

The FEC regularly publishes information for media professionals, members of the public and candidates and committees.

For media professionals

Weekly Digests are published every Friday and summarize the week's publicly disclosed activity. Press releases are published as news happens.

For candidates and committees

FEC Record articles inform candidates and committees about FEC developments and are published as news happens. Tips for Treasurers are published once a week.

Preparing for the next election

This article highlights some basic rules for candidates and campaign committees as they prepare for the 2018 elections.

Candidate definition

Under federal law, an individual becomes a “candidate” when he ...

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Campaign debt

After an election, some House and Senate campaigns have outstanding debts, including money owed to campaign vendors. Campaigns must report debts and obligations continuously until repaid.

Debt reporting thresholds

  • A ...
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April reporting reminder

The following reports are due in April:

  • All authorized committees of House and Senate candidates must file a quarterly report by April 15, 2017. The report covers financial activity from ...
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