Under McCain-Feingold, you can't even mention the name of a federal election candidate in any radio or television ad broadcast within 60 days of an election without reporting it to the FEC.
Eleven of the 18 challengers in local races reported having no cash or had not filed reports with the FEC.
Buckley was quickly followed by important decisions of the new Federal Election Commission (which had been established by the 1974 law) and then by more congressional action in response to both the Court and the FEC.
The court went on to say that only those forms of "independent expenditures" that engage in "express advocacy" can be regulated by the FEC.
Livingston does not mince words describing the FEC.
House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bob Livingston, Republican of Louisiana, hates the FEC.
Indicates candidate has not yet raised $5,000 overall and is exempt from making mandatory filings with the FEC.
But there may be no other agency or commission that is so perfectly dependent on the group it regulates--the Congress--as the FEC.
CHGO spent millions of dollars on political ads during the 2010 mid-term elections in violation of its 501(c)(4) tax status, and failed to file any required disclosure reports with the FEC.
However, these voluntary standards require a periodic review and revision by the FEC.
By 1992, money raised by host committees was exceeding the amounts granted the FEC.
Autodesk software saved us an immeasurable amount of time," said Scott Thompson, a mechanical engineer at FEC.