Federal Officeholder and Candidate Fundraising for Super PACs Clearly Illegal: Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 Submit Comments to FEC

Today, the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 submitted comments to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) clearly outlining that it is illegal for federal officeholders and candidates to solicit unlimited contributions for Super PACs. The comments address Advisory Opinion Request (AOR) 2011-12 submitted on behalf of Majority PAC and House Majority PAC asking the Commission’s …

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FEC Urged to Deny Stephen Colbert’s Request to Expand ‘Press Exemption’ in Comments Filed by Campaign Legal Center & Democracy 21

The Campaign Legal Center[1], together with Democracy 21, today urged the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to deny a request by comedian Stephen Colbert to significantly expand the so-called “press-exemption” to a number of federal election laws.  The two organizations filed comments with the FEC in response to an advisory opinion request by Mr. Colbert seeking …

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