Colin Delany December 10, 2007

ActBlue Tries to Push Online Fundraising Boundaries

This weekend, Leslie Wayne reported in The Caucus that the very successful Democratic fundraising site ActBlue is trying to expand beyond its emphasis on candidates and into the world of fundraising for political action committees and labor unions. One interesting feature of their request to the Federal Election Commission is that the organization wants to allow donations to groups from outsiders. For instance, non-union-members might be able to contribute to a labor PAC or people outside a corporation to a particular corporate PAC. The full implications of this one are a bit beyond my ken, and the FEC has yet to issue a definitive ruling on the request, but it’s an interesting move to keep an eye on.

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