FEC: Advisory Opinion 2012-32


FEC responding to Stephen Hoersting and Dan Backer's  advisory opinion request on behalf of the Tea Party Leadership Fund (“TPLF”), Sean Bielat, and John Raese, concerning the application of the Federal Election Campaign Act (the “Act”) and Commission regulations to contributions by an aspiring multicandidate political committee to Federal candidates.  The Commission concludes that, at this time, the Act prohibits TPLF from making contributions over $2,500 per election to Mr. Bielat and Mr. Raese, and that it currently prohibits Mr. Bielat and Mr. Raese from accepting such contributions.