One opinion deals with legal questions about a political action committee formed by comedian Stephen Colbert.
Both Colbert’s and Majority PAC’s requests come in the wake of a surge in the creation of super PACs and other groups planning to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money this cycle.
While these opinions still need a four-vote majority from the six-member commission to be legally binding, the drafts released attempt to address a number of recent judicial rulings that have left many questions going into the 2012 election.
This has become more difficult in recent months as the FEC has split votes along party lines. Less than two weeks ago, the agency’s efforts to implement the nearly 18-month old landmark Citizens United ruling hit a road block when the FEC could not agree on what questions should be considered in its rulemaking.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.