Making Democracy Work

Campaign Finance Rules

Rules for Individuals, Corporations, and Unions

Federal contributions


$5.2K per candidate/election ($2,700/primary, $2,700/general election)
$32.4K per national party / per year
$5K per PAC / year
No aggregate limit

Corporations / Unions

May not make direct contributions or expenditures
May form / contribute to PACs

Rules for SuperPACs

Raising funds

Unlimited donations from individuals, corporations, unions

Independent expenditures

Unlimited independent spending


Cannot coordinate with campaign

Disclosure requirements

Over $200 per donor
501(c)(4) organizations contributing to SuperPACs do not need to disclose their donors