FEC: Comments Filed by CLC & Democracy 21 regarding Advisory Opinion Request 2013-17 (Tea Party Leadership Fund)


Comments filed on behalf of the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 in regard to Advisory Opinion Request 2013-17. The request, submitted on behalf of the Tea Party Leadership Fund (TPLF), a nonconnected hybrid political committee, seeks an advisory opinion that the TPLF is exempt from the reporting and disclosure requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) on the ground that it “can establish a reasonable probability that disclosing its contributors and recipients of expenditures would result in threats, harassment, or reprisals from government officials or private parties . . . .” AOR 2013-17 at 3.