The Candidate Manual – Glossary

EIN – Employer Identification Number. The number you need to open a bank account, pay staff, and report financial contributions
FEC – Federal Elections Commission. The federal agency that collects and addresses candidate financial information in federal races
IE – Independent Expenditure. Funds spent to support a candidate or attack a candidate’s opponents without the knowledge of or coordination with the candidate or campaign
KDP – Kentucky Democratic Party
KREF – Kentucky Registry of Election Finance, the state agency that monitors candidate and campaign use of funds
LEC – Legislative Ethics Commission. The state agency that enforces the legislative ethics rules on legislators, candidates for the legislature, and lobbyists
PAC – Political Action Committee. An organization set up to support or attack a candidate, party, or position

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