Some information presented in this publication has been modified by the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA).  An updated version of this publication will be available once the Commission completes its BCRA rulemakings.  In the interim, please visit the FEC’s BCRA page for additional information.

Supporting Federal Candidates: A Guide For Citizens

What Counts as a Contribution

Most people think of contributions as donations of checks or currency. While these are common ways of making a contribution, anything of value given to influence a Federal election is considered a contribution. This section describes several forms of giving that are considered contributions under the Federal campaign law. All the contributions you make - whatever their form - count against your annual $25,000 limit and your separate committee limits.

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