FRF currently has ten Political Action Committees, or what are known as Committees of Continuous Existence (CCEs). A CCE may receive unlimited dollars, but is restricted to contributing no more than $500 in financial support per election cycle for any candidate who has qualified for office. A second contribution for the general election can be made only if the candidate has opposition at that time. Our CCEs are legally permitted to support:
The CCEs which are operated by FRF are:
FRF has one Electioneering Communication Organization (or ECO), Florida Mainstreet Merchants. An ECO may receive unlimited contributions and make unlimited expenditures. However, ECOs may not endorse candidates or issues.
The Florida Retail Federation has historically been a major participant in political campaigns and leadership funds. Using the resources entrusted to us by our members, we provide tangible support to candidates for political office who share our pro-business, pro-retail philosophy. For our association to continue to have success with legislators and legislative leaders, we must continue this tradition.
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