New York, NY asked in Election Law for California

Q: Is it a violation of FEC law for profits made from selling a specific t-shirt to be donated to a specific candidate?

Basically, if someone sets up an online store to sell a t-shirt (or whatever) and they say "All profits from this will be donated to so-and-so candidate's campaign," are they violating the law?

What about if someone says they will give a discount to anyone that shows proof of a donation to so-and-so candidate?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing

A: They are saying they will donate profits to the candidate, so I don't see that it's a violation. However why not ask the FEC?

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