FEC: Joint Comments Filed by CLC & Democracy 21 on RNC and DNC Advisory Opinion

Oct 8, 2014

These comments are filed on behalf of the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 in regard to the alternative draft responses to Advisory Opinion Request (“AOR”) 2014-12. This request was submitted on behalf of the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee (collectively, the “National Party Committees”) and seeks “an opinion that they may each raise Federal funds … under a separate contribution limit, … solely to finance convention expenses for their 2016 presidential nominating conventions that would previously have been paid for with public funds.” AOR 2014-12 at 1. The Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 strongly support Draft A, which correctly concludes that the National Party Committees may not raise convention funds under a separate contribution limit.

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