The Candidate Manual – Glossary
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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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