Who is not allowed to contribute to U.S. Presidential campaigns?

Who is not allowed to contribute to U.S. Presidential campaigns?

The FEC - Federal Election Commission encourages U.S citizens to actively participate in the federal election process and also can support Federal candidates and the committees.

Federal elections are for the President, Vice President, the U.S. Senate, and the U.S. House of Representatives. Financial contribution is limited under the Federal campaign finance law and has limits that should not be exceeded.

  • Federal candidate or the candidate’s campaign committee - $2700 per election.
  • PAC - political action committee supports Federal candidates and the contribution is $5000 per calendar year.
  • State or Local party committee - $10,000 per calendar year.
  • National party committee - $33,400 per calendar year.
  • To any political committee - $100 in cash.
  • Presidential campaigns: $2700 can be contributed for the entire primary campaign period.

Prohibited Contributions:

  • Foreign Nationals cannot contribute to any election Federal, State, or local. Foreign citizens who have been issued green cards by the U.S can contribute.
  • If an individual is connected with the Federal government contract, he or she cannot make a contribution to the election.
  • Corporations and Unions.
  • If an individual has exceeded the contribution limit, he or she cannot contribute again to the same candidate under different names.
  • Contribution limit should not exceed the limit specified by the government.

Counted as contributions:

  • Item and services as donation in the form of furniture, office supplies etc.
  • Fundraising tickets, such as the purchase of a ticket for an event.
  • Loan Endorsement and Loans
  • Volunteering - helping the candidate by providing volunteer services.
  • Travel expenses - $1000 for per election on behalf of the candidate and $2000 party-related travel.
  • Business services - includes discount on food and drinks and legal & accounting services.
  • Independent expenses
  • Acting as a group - S1000 per year to conduct activities.

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