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FEC rejects DFL complaint about conservative advocacy group

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a blow to the Minnesota Democratic-Farm-Labor Party, the Federal Election Commission has found no reason to believe that the American Future Fund — a conservative advocacy organization — violated federal election campaign law by failing to register and report as a political committee.

DFL Chair Brian Melendez had filed a complaint with the commission alleging that the fund aired a TV advertisement advocating the re-election of former Sen. Norm Coleman and therefore should be required to register and report as a political committee with the FEC, file an independent expenditure report and include disclaimers in the advertisement.

In an opinion released today, the commission closed the file on the remaining allegations.

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