September 20, 2005

"F.E.C. Sues Republican Group Over Political Contributions"

The NY Times offers this report, which begins: " The Federal Election Commission filed suit Monday against the Club for Growth, a well-funded Republican group, in an effort to force the organization to comply with limits on political contributions. The suit is the first major enforcement case to involve a "527 committee," the independent political organizations that both Republicans and Democrats used to raise and spend hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2004 races. Commission officials describe it as a test case that could have a major impact on how future elections are financed."
The FEC's press release is here and the complaint is here) (congratulations to the FEC which is making its website both easier to navigate and full of more timely information). Allison Hayward weighs in here and I expect we will hear soon from Bob Bauer and The Lonely Centrist.

Posted by Rick Hasen at September 20, 2005 06:06 AM