May 23, 2014 •
RNC Lawsuit: Let Political Parties Engage in Independent Expenditure Activity
Today, the Republican National Committee (RNC) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court District of Columbia asking that political parties be able to collect unlimited political contributions for independent expenditures.
In RNC v. Federal Election Commission (FEC), the RNC argues the First Amendment protects the right of political parties to engage in unlimited independent expenditures and accept unlimited contributions to accounts maintained by those parties when designated solely for independent expenditures.
The RNC wants to conduct this independent activity in select U.S. Senate and House Races in 2014 followed in 2016 in the race for the President.
On May 21, a similar lawsuit was brought against the FEC by the Libertarian National Congressional Committee asking for comparable relief.
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