FEC 2020 Democratic Candidates

Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel) filed this request with the Federal Election Commission of the United States of America.
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From: Federal Election Commission

July 9, 2019


Re: Your Freedom of Information Act Request to the Federal Election Commission FOIA (2019-083)

Dear Mr. Patel,

This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated July 9, 2019. Specifically, you requested the following:

"formal request for all OGE Form 278/SF 278 and Form 278-Ts for the Democratic candidates for president for the 2020 cycle."

We received your request on July 9, 2019.

We will soon be initiating our search for records responsive to your request. If we determine that you have requested a voluminous amount of records that require extensive searching and examination, we will contact you to discuss your willingness to modify your request.

Any questions regarding the status of this request should be directed to our office at foia@fec.gov or 202-694-1650. Please cite the following unique tracking number in all future correspondence regarding this matter: FOIA Request 2019-083

Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.


Christopher Mealy
FEC FOIA Requester Service Center

From: Shafaq Patel (@shafaqpatel)

Hello Mr. Mealy,

Please send all the responsive documents for each of the democratic candidates running for president, as stated in the OGE Form, to this email or to this physical address:
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 72689
411A Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02144-2516

Let me know if you have any questions!

Shafaq Patel

From: Federal Election Commission


Shafaq Patel

Re: Freedom of Information Act Request to the Federal Election Commission FOIA

Dear Mr. Patel,

This letter is in response to your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) dated and received by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) FOIA Requester Service Center on July 9, 2019. Specifically, you requested:

[A]ll OGE Form 278/SF 278 and Form 278-Ts for the Democratic candidates for president for the 2020 cycle.
All OGE Form 278/SF 278s filed by candidates for president are already publicly available through the FEC's Public Records Office. You can contact that office by phone at (202) 694-1120, or by email at pubrec@fec.gov<mailto:pubrec@fec.gov>. The Commission does not have any documents responsive to your request for Form 278-T. Therefore, we are granting this FOIA request in part and referring you to Public Records to obtain those documents.

You may contact our Acting FOIA Public Liaison, Robert M. Kahn at (202) 694-1542 for any further assistance and to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001, e-mail at ogis@nara.gov<mailto:ogis@nara.gov>; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769.

If you are not satisfied with the response to this request, you may administratively appeal by writing to the Chief FOIA Officer, Federal Election Commission, 1050 First St., N.E., Washington, DC 20463, or sending an e-mail to foia@fec.gov<mailto:foia@fec.gov>. Any such appeal should follow the guidelines set forth in the Commission's FOIA regulations at 11 C.F.R. ยง4.8. Thank you for contacting the FEC.


R. Sabra Jafarzadeh
FOIA Requester Service Center