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Federal Election Commission’s Rules on Coordination Still in Effect

November 2007

On October 16, 2007, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) filed a notice of appeal in a federal district court case that involved, among other things, the Commission's coordination regulations. In a press release, the FEC noted that its coordination and other rules remain in effect pending the appeal, given that the district court did not enjoin their operation. For a summary of the FEC's coordination rules, see ( They are particularly important given that we are already within 120 days of many Presidential primaries and caucuses and almost within 90 days of Congressional primaries in at least one state.