Ask the Experts - Federal PAC Contributions to State Candidates - State and Federal Communications

May 1, 2017  •  

Ask the Experts – Federal PAC Contributions to State Candidates

Nola WerrenQ. Can I use my company’s federal PAC to make contributions to candidates for state office?

A. With the exception of Massachusetts, contributions from a federal PAC to non-federal state candidates are permissible.  However, the challenging aspect of making these types of contributions is that every jurisdiction has different rules regarding how to register and report such contributions.  To make this a little easier to digest, we have broken down the states into five categories.  Please note:  regardless of the registration and reporting process, in all jurisdictions the federal PAC is subject to the contribution limits according to the law of that jurisdiction…

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We have not listed PAC rules for all the states, only examples of some states.
If you have a question on a state not listed here, please contact us directly
at 1-330-761-9960.

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