Complying with Federal Election Commission regulations can make some committees cranky, but rare is the one that threatens legal action if the FEC doesn’t acknowledge that its non-filing is, in fact, a proper filing. Let me introduce you to the American Promise PAC’s “April Quarterly report” (emphasis mine):
April Quarterly Report- No Contributions No Expenditures Cannot file a Form 5 as my FEC number C00513887 does not qualify. This is an official submission of my quarterly reporting requirement,and should be considered as such.The failure to timely acknowledge this report as the true and correctApril Quarterly Report 2/28/2012 - 3/31/2012 required for theAmerican Promise PAC may result in civil money penalties assessedagainst the FEC. Thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely, Gerard Tobin Owen Drumm American Promise PAC
Your move, FEC.