FEC: Advisory Opinion 2010-03


Advisory opinion written by the FEC to Marc Elias and Kate Keane of Perkins Coie LLP. The FEC is responding to their request concerning the application of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (“the Act”), and Commission regulations to the solicitation of funds by Members of Congress on behalf of the Trust. The Commission concludes that the Trust‟s proposed activities are not in connection with an election and therefore Members of Congress may solicit funds on behalf of the Trust that do not comply with the Act‟s amount limitations and source prohibitions.