Center for Media and Democracy

Watchdogs to FEC: American Future Fund Appears to Be Violating Campaign Finance Law

Conservative Organization Appears to Operate As a Political Committee But Is Registered As Nonprofit, Say Groups

Contact: Angela Bradbery, Public Citizen, (202) 588-7741
Kevin Zeese, Protect Our Elections, (301) 996-6582

WASHINGTON, D.C. - American Future Fund, a conservative nonprofit group pouring money into the 2010 midterm elections, appears to be violating campaign finance law, watchdog groups said in a complaint filed today with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

The FEC should investigate whether American Future Fund must register as a political committee for its huge expenditures in the election, making the group subject to recordkeeping, reporting and disclosure requirements, Public Citizen, Protect Our Elections and the Center for Media and Democracy said in the complaint, available at

[Click here to open/download complaint (PDF)].