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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Iowa Independent: FEC rules in favor of American Future Fund

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent

The Federal Election Commission has rejected a complaint by the
Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party alleging Iowa-based American
Future Fund violated federal election law by failing to register and
report as a political committee. The complaint alleged the
conservative non-profit aired a television advertisement advocating
the re-election of former Republican Sen. Norm Coleman. Under federal
election law, the organization is prohibited from engaging solely in
"express advocacy," which would include asking voters to vote for or
against a certain candidate. The ad in question didn't ask voters to
vote for Coleman, but rather asked voters to "call Norm Coleman and
thank him for his agenda for Minnesota."

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