FEC: Comments Filed by CLC & Democracy 21 regarding Advisory Opinion 2013-17 Drafts A and B (Agenda Document No. 13-47) (Tea Party Leadership Fund)
Comments filed on behalf of the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 in regard to Advisory Opinion 2013-17 Drafts A and B (Agenda Document No. 13-47), scheduled to be considered by the Commission at its November 21 meeting. These draft opinions have been produced in response to Advisory Opinion Request (AOR) 2013-17, submitted on behalf of the Tea Party Leadership Fund (TPLF), a nonconnected hybrid political committee. TPLF seeks an advisory opinion that it is exempt from the reporting and disclosure requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) on the ground that it “can establish a reasonable probability that disclosing its contributors and recipients of expenditures would result in threats, harassment, or reprisals from government officials or private parties . . . .” AOR 2013-17 at 3.