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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-16-11 10:25 PM
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Court Backs FEC on Disclosure
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By Alex Knott
Roll Call Staff

A federal judge on Thursday ruled in favor of the Federal Election Commission on the issue of disclosure in a case similar to the landmark Citizens United campaign finance ruling.

The case was brought by Real Truth About Obama, a nonprofit organization that wanted to run ads to educate the public about then-Sen. Barack Obamas policy positions before the 2008 presidential election.

The FEC said a group spending and raising more than $1,000 would be considered a political action committee and thus would have to file forms disclosing its finances for independent expenditures ...
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