Reminder: Issue Ads Require Public File Disclosures Even Outside Political Windows
Broadcast Law Blog
APRIL 15, 2021
But in that article, we did not focus on political issue ads , which also raise their own FCC obligations, particularly with respect to the public file and sponsorship identification. Unlike candidate ads, or ads dealing with federal issues, ads from non-candidate groups dealing with state and local elections and issues generally do not require price and schedule information to be uploaded to the online political file (unless those ads also mention a federal issue ).