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Caucus Campaign Committee

​​​A Caucus Campaign Committee is one (1) of the following caucus groups who receive contributions and make expenditures to support or oppose one ​(1) or more specific candidates or slates of candidates for nomination or election, or a committee: House Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee; House Republican Caucus Campaign Committee; Senate Democratic Caucus Campaign Committee; and Senate Republican Caucus Campaign Committee.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​KRS 121.015(3)(b)

Caucus Campaign Committee Reporting Dates
YearReportPeriod EndsReport DueDue From
201630-day post-General report12/8/201612/13/2016All Caucus Campaign Committees
2017No reports due in 201712/31/201712/31/2017All Caucus Campaign Committees
201830-day post-Primary report6/21/20186/26/2018All Caucus Campaign Committees
201830-day post-General report12/6/201812/11/2018All Caucus Campaign Committees
201930-day post-General report12/5/201912/10/2019All Caucus Campaign Committees
201930-day post-Primary report6/20/20196/25/2019All Caucus Campaign Committees
Contribution Limits For Caucus Campaign Committee
  • From an individual: $2,500 per year
  • From a corporation: Prohibited
  • From an executive committee: $2,500 per year
  • From a caucus campaign committee: $2,500 per year
  • From a contributing organization Help : $2,500 per year
  • From a permanent committee (PAC) Help : $2,500 per year
  • Cash contributions Help : $50.00 per contributor per election
  • Anonymous contributions: $50.00 per contributor per election (Maximum aggregate $1000 per election)

In-kind and monetary contributions jointly count toward both the “per election” and the “per year” contribution limits.

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Caucus Campaign Committee​​ FAQ​​​​​

Political Advertising is any advertisement advocating the election or defeat of any candidate, political party, or public issue. For example, Political Advertising would NOT include the announcement of a fish fry sponsored by a political organization unless the advertisement stated that the fish fry endorses a candidate.​
A caucus campaign committee is one of the following caucus groups which receive contributions and make expenditures to support or oppose one or more specific candidates or slates of candidates for nomination or election, or a committee: House Democratic caucus campaign committee; House Republican caucus campaign committee; Senate Democratic caucus campaign committee; or Senate Republican caucus campaign committee.
Yes. All committees must file reports whether or not they have had any financial activity.
Caucus campaign committees file 30-day post-election finance statements for both the primary and general elections.
No. Committees affiliated by the structure of their by-laws, registration or membership are considered one committee for the purposes of applying the maximum contribution limit. Because caucus campaign committees and executive committees are not affiliated, they are not subject to a shared contribution limit; however, a caucus campaign committee cannot transfer funds to another caucus campaign committee or to party executive committees.
The maximum contribution limit to a caucus campaign committee is $2,500 per calendar year (not per election). If a contributor makes a single $2,500 contribution to a particular caucus campaign committee on January 1, 20XX, that contributor cannot make any other contributions to that particular caucus campaign committee until the next calendar year. However, the contributor may contribute $2,500 to other caucus campaign committees and up to $2,500 in the aggregate to executive committees.
No. Those organizations are primarily social in nature. However, funds may be expended for advertising with the organization so long as the expenditure furthers a candidacy.
No.  Under Kentucky’s campaign finance law, “corporation” means any corporation, company, partnership, joint stock company, or association.  Since corporations are prohibited from making contributions directly to candidates, slates of candidates, or committees, a partnership may not contribute money directly to a caucus campaign committee.  However, non-corporate partners may contribute a maximum of $2,500 per calendar year individually from funds derived from the partnership. If a partnership check is issued, information from the partnership must be obtained listing the percentage of the contribution attributable to each partner.
No. Limited liability companies (LLCs) and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) are considered “corporations” under Kentucky’s campaign finance law, and corporations are prohibited from making contributions directly to candidates, slates of candidates, or committees.
This question should be referred to the Kentucky Legislative Ethics Commission. The commission enforces the code of Legislative Ethics and regulates conduct by legislators, lobbyists and the employers of lobbyists.
Yes, but the check must be signed by both spouses or a statement must be provided indicating the donative intent of the check.
No. Corporate contributions of any kind, monetary or in-kind, to caucus campaign committees are prohibited pursuant to KRS 121.035.
Yes. Caucus campaign committees may contribute to more than one candidate or a slate of candidates and there is no limit on contributions made to candidates or slates of candidates from caucus campaign committees. However, candidates may not retain more than 50% of their total contributions or $10,000, whichever is greater, per election from caucus campaign committees. The calculations are the responsibility of the candidate or a slate of candidates.
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The Registry assigns a number to a candidate for each election. This number will be assigned each time the candidate notifies the Registry of his or her intent to run for office. (The Primary and General are separate elections.)