DailyCaller: Campaign finance tool gives GOP candidates a leg-up on FEC filing
By Alic Hill | July 19, 2013 | Original Post
The Federal Election Committee’s Q2 filing deadline for campaign finance reports — a date congressional campaigns and national committees do not generally mark on their calenders with gleeful anticipation — was this Tuesday. The very next day, July 17, campaign software giant CMDI unveiled CrimsonFiler, a service that company executives predicted will drastically simplify the complicated filing process.
CrimsonFiler will be “the most significant change to how Republican committees file FEC reports since 1996 when we first invented electronic filing,” a CMDI press release claims.”With the release of CrimsonFiler, preparing and filing an FEC report is now an elegant and easy process.”
As the press release notes, the software will be available exclusively to Republicans. Ginni Badanes, CDMI’s political director, characterized CrimsonFiler as ”flexible” and ”user-friendly” and said that the program will help the GOP smooth out an otherwise painful process.
“As someone who assembles and files FEC reports for many of our clients, I can’t express how excited I am to use some of these new features,” Badanes told the Daily Caller. “Filing FEC reports will always have some complications and frustrations, but the software you’re using shouldn’t be one of them.”