CLC Comment on Advisory Opinion Request Seeking to Give DeSantis a List of Supporters’ Information


Campaign Legal Center (CLC) submitted a comment to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on an advisory opinion request from “Ready for Ron,” an unauthorized federal committee seeking to provide Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis with a list of his supporters’ information at no charge. In its letter, CLC urges the FEC to approve a draft advisory opinion that concludes the proposed transfer would violate the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) and Commission regulations because providing such information – which Ready for Ron would spend potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars to collect and compile – to DeSantis at no charge would result in a prohibited and unreported in-kind contribution.