• FEC’s New Rules for Carriage of Federal Political Candidates Take Flight in 2010
  • January 19, 2010 | Author: Clifford G. Maine
  • Law Firm: Barnes & Thornburg LLP - Grand Rapids Office
  • Originating from the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) promulgated new rules governing the carriage of Federal political candidates. The new rules are effective Jan. 6, 2010 and will apply to any individuals traveling in connection with an election for Federal office -- including candidates, campaign members, security personnel, media members, authorized committees, and leadership of Political Action Committees for such candidates. This article will explore and summarize the new FEC rules and explain how the 2010 Rules alter the existing 2003 Rules.