FEC - SOFA Communications

Troy Carter filed this request with the Federal Election Commission of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-41
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Communications

From: Troy Carter

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

All letters and emails sent from the Federal Election Commission to Special Operations for America, an independent expenditure political action committee registered with the FEC (ID - C00523241) and all responses from SOFA, from January 1, 2014 until the time this request begins to be processed.

To clarify, I am not requesting Independent Expenditure reports or other forms that are publicly available on the FEC website. Nor am I requesting decisions of a MUR, only the communications.

This request seeks to confirm and understand the FEC's response to reporting in the news media that SOFA PAC violated federal campaign finance laws.

Because of the approaching elections I request that you respond as quickly as possible and am very thankful for your assistance in this matter.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Troy Carter

From: Federal Election Commission

April 15,
2014

Dear Mr. Carter:

This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated April 14, 2014.

Your request for a few wavier as it pertains to this office has been
granted. Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we
may be able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your
request more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of
documents you have requested or by refining the time frame of your
request. If you would like to discuss this option or if you have any
questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202)
694-1650. Please include the following tracking number in all future
correspondence regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-41

Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.


Sincerely,


Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center

From: Federal Election Commission

April 15, 2014

Dear Mr. Carter:

This email acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
request dated April 14, 2014.

Your request for a few wavier as it pertains to this office has been
granted. Please note that, depending upon the nature of your request, we
may be able to respond to you more quickly if you are able to state your
request more specifically or narrowly, either in terms of the scope of
documents you have requested or by refining the time frame of your
request. If you would like to discuss this option or if you have any
questions, please contact the FOIA Requester Service Center at (202)
694-1650. Please include the following tracking number in all future
correspondence regarding this matter ? FOIA Request 2014-41

Thank you for contacting the Federal Election Commission.


Sincerely,


Christopher Mealy
FOIA Requester
Service Center

From:

VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL

Troy Carter
MuckRock News
DEPT MR 11187
P.O. Box 55819
Boston, MA 02205-5819
requests@muckrock.com

RE: Your Freedom of Information Act Request to the FEC (2014-41)

Dear Mr. Carter:

This letter serves as the Agency?s response to your request for
information under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) dated April 14,
2014 and received by the Federal Election Commission?s FOIA Requester
Service Center on April 15, 2014. Specifically, you requested:

All letters and emails sent from the Federal Election Commission to
Special Operations for America, an independent expenditure political
action committee registered with the FEC (ID ? C00523241) and all
responses from SOFA, from January 1, 2014 until the time this request
begins to be processed.

Your request indicated that you did not wish to receive ?Independent
Expenditure reports or other forms that are publicly available on the FEC
website? or any decisions on MURs.

We have searched the Agency?s records and no responsive documents
were located; and therefore we are denying your request. To the extent
your request includes records concerning non-enforcement matters or closed
enforcement matters, we did not find any responsive records. To the
extent that your request includes records concerning an open enforcement
matter, we can neither confirm nor deny such records exist under FOIA
Exemptions 3(A) and 7(A), and section 437g(a)(12) of the FECA. See 5
U.S.C. §§ 552(b)(3)(A), (b)(7)(A); 2 U.S.C. § 437g(a)(12).

You may appeal any adverse FOIA determination. Any such appeal must be
filed in writing and should follow the guidelines set forth in 11 C.F.R. §
4.8. If you have any questions, please contact me at dforesman@fec.gov or
(202) 694-1357. Thank you for contacting the FEC.

Sincerely,

Deborah M. Foresman
FOIA Requester Service Center

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