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Aug 09 2012

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‘DO BUNDLERS EXIST? A Helpful Guide from the Halloran for Congress Campaign’

Official Halloran Campaign press release:

Assemblywoman Meng’s answer: 
“There is no such thing as bundlers. It is something that is made up for political purposes.”

Source: City and State, Aug. 8

The Federal Election Commission’s answer: 

Yes.

Source: the FEC’s web site at http://www.fec.gov/rad/candidates/documents/Earmarks_000.pdf.

Or, to save you the time…

bundler is an “earmarked contribution is one which the contributor directs (either orally or in writing) to a clearly identified candidate or the candidate’s
authorized committee through an intermediary or conduit. Earmarking may take the form of a designation, instruction or encumbrance and may be direct or indirect, express or implied, written or oral. 110.6(b)(1). Earmarked contributions require additional disclosure, as summarized below.

In addition, under the provisions of the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007 (HLOGA), Pub. Law No. 110-81, 121 Stat. 735,
signed into law September 14, 2007, certain “bundled” contributions may trigger additional disclosure of the identity of the person who raised
the bundled contribution as summarized in section 6 of this Appendix. See also Appendix F, “Lobbyist Bundled Contributions” for further information.

http://www.fec.gov/info/PartyGuide/Chapter6.htm

“Bundling” is the more common term for “earmarking contributions,” and “bundlers” are more formally called “conduits” or “intermediaries.”

CHAPTER 6
Earmarked Contributions

An earmarked contribution is one which the contributor directs (either orally or in writing) to a clearly identified candidate or candidate’s committee through an intermediary or conduit. Earmarking may take the form of a designation, instruction or encumbrance and may be direct or indirect, express or implied. 110.6(b)(1).

So, do bundlers exist?

Decide for yourself.

You can believe Assemblywoman Meng.

Or you can believe the Federal Election Commission.

 

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