Groups To Sue FEC Over Crossroads GPS Case

Posted January 16, 2014 at 3:49pm

After Commissioners failed to agree to start an investigation of a non-profit organization that spent almost $100 million during the 2010 election, several groups have announced they will sue the agency.

The Campaign Legal Center and several other groups announced they will sue the Federal Election Commission for arbitrary and capricious action in dismissing a complaint against Crossroads GPS, a 501c4 non-profit.  In December, the FEC deadlocked 3-3 along party lines, on whether to start an investigation into Crossroads GPS for not registering as a political committee, and thus being required to disclose its donors.

View the original complaint about Crossroads GPS. The FEC General Counsel had recommended finding reason to believe there was a violation and asked the case to be started. The Commissioners wrote statements on their positions.