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New Statements of Candidacy

The table below lists all individuals who have filed a Statement of Candidacy (FEC Form 2) with the FEC to register as a candidate for federal office (U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate and U.S. President) in a given election cycle. The table is available for one future election cycle and for election cycles back to 2008. One future election cycle is included to provide information about individuals who have registered as a candidate for the next election cycle. Special election candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are included as well. Each individual who is a candidate for federal office must file an FEC Form 2 within 15 days of becoming a candidate. The candidate may file this form on paper or electronically. Paper filers may choose to send a letter that contains the information required on the FEC Form 2, in lieu of the form itself. Under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, as amended (the Act), an individual becomes a candidate for federal office when:

Testing the Waters or Exploratory Phase

Before deciding to campaign for federal office, an individual may first want to "test the waters" that is, explore the feasibility of becoming a candidate. For example, the individual may want to travel around the country to determine if there is sufficient support for his or her candidacy. An individual who merely conducts selected testing the waters activities does not have to register or report as a candidate even if the individual raises or spends more than $5,000 on those activities (the dollar threshold that would normally trigger candidate registration). Nevertheless, the individual must comply with the contribution limits and prohibitions.

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Candidate Name :
Candidate Office :
Candidate Office State :
Candidate Office District :
Candidate Party Affiliation :
Receipt Start Date (mm/dd/yyyy) :
Receipt End Date (mm/dd/yyyy) :
Election Cycle :
Total Result(s):
Total Result(s):