New FEC advisory opinion impacts state officeholders’ Super PACs

The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) recently issued a ruling that limits expenditures by certain Super PACs established, maintained and controlled by a state representative. South Carolina State Representative Nancy Mace asked the FEC if she could establish a Super PAC which, among other things, would pay for communications that promote or support clearly identified federal candidates. Rep. Mace proposed setting up the Super PAC by transferring the remaining funds from her federal campaign committee from a previous federal race. The Super PAC also intended to raise funds from individuals and corporations, without limitations. It was anticipated that the Super PAC would remain under Rep. Mace’s direct control. Read more >>

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