527 Organization


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527 Organization

A tax exempt organization in the United States dedicated to supporting or opposing candidates for political office or advocating or opposing certain issues. For example, a 527 organization may be formed to campaign for or against banking regulation. Unless a 527 promotes or denigrates a specific candidate, there are no limits on its contributions or spending. However, 527s must publish the names of their contributors as well as the donations they make.
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7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As the latest step in a statewide effort to encourage longtime Redding resident Larry Kudlow to run for the United States Senate, Jack Fowler, Milford resident and publisher of National Review,* today announced the formation of Jobs for Connecticut, a 527 organization designed to test-the-waters for what many in the state hope will become a campaign for Larry Kudlow should he decide to become a candidate.
SUNUNU: The former NH senator sets up the "New Day for America" 527 organization with Ohio guv John Kasich, the seeming GOP prez hopeful.
Donors must be disclosed if political activity is conducted by a section 527 organization, but not if it is conducted by a noncharitable exempt.
They are a progressive secular political group whose current incarnation is as a non-profit 527 organization.
527 organization that accepts a contribution or makes an expenditure for an exempt function periodically files a disclosure report, Form 8872, Political Organization Report of Contributions and Expenditures, with the IRS for contributions in excess of $200 and expenditures made to a person who has received at least $500 during the year.
Although the overwhelming majority of organizations claiming tax exemption under section 527 are registered as "political committees" at the local, state or federal level, the term "527 organization" has become a short-hand means of referring to 527 organizations not registered as political committees.
For once, Democrats have a head-start with their new 527 organization, which was set up by the DLCC, AFSCME, the government employees union, and the National Committee for an Effective Congress, the main organization that provides technical redistricting support to Democratic state parties.
In the Florida Governor's race, the Miami Herald reported that the same Republican consultant who helped the Swift boat veterans attack John Kerry's military record has established a 527 organization.
They formed the fundraising 527 organization America Coming Together (ACT), which spent more than $78 million (four times the expenditures of Swift Vets and POWs for Truth) in an effort to defeat Bush.
The complaint alleges illegal conduct by the "Responsible Leadership Committee," a 527 organization.
Single Subject Amendment is a nonprofit 527 organization and, more specifically, a Super PAC that is registered with the Federal Election Commission.
A new 527 organization called the Senate Majority Project, started by former Kerry campaign manager Jim Jordan, gets under the skin of several GOP senators in its first week of existence by publicly questioning their ethics (Sen.