PUBLIC LAW 92-225-FEB. 7, 1972
L I M I T A T I O N S OF EXPENDITURES FOR U S E OF C O M M U N I C A T I O N S
SEC. 104. (a)(1) Subject to paragraph (4), no legally qualified candidate in an election (other than a primary or primary runoff election) r'or ii Federal elective office may— (A) spend for the use of communications media on behalf of his candidacy in such election a total amount in excess of the greater of— (i) 10 cents multiplied by the voting age population (as certified under paragraph (5)) of the geographical area in which the election for such office is held, or (ii) $50,000, or (B) spend for the use of broadcast stations on behalf of his candidacy in such election a total amount in excess of 60 per centum of the amount determined under subparagraph (A) with respect to such election. (2) No legally qualified candidate in a primary election for nomination to a Federal elective office, other than President, may spend— (A) for the use of communications media, or (B) for the use of broadcast stations, on behalf of his candidacy in such election a total amount in excess of the amounts determined under paragraph (1)(A) or (B), respectively, with respect to the general election for such office. For purposes of this subsection a primary runoff election shall be treated as a separate primary election. (3)(A) No person who is a candidate for presidential nomination may spend— (i) for the use in a State of communications media, or (ii) for the use in a State of broadcast stations, on behalf of his candidacy for presidential nomination a total amount in excess of the amounts which would have been determined under paragraph (1)(A) or (B), respectively, had he been a candidate for election for the office of Senator from such State (or for the office of Delegate or Kesident Commissioner in the case of the District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Eico). (B) For purposes of this paragraph (3), a person is a candidate for presidential nomination if he makes (or any other person makes on his behalf) an expenditure for the use of any communications medium on behalf of his candidacy for any political party's nomination for election to the office of President. He shall be considered to be such a candidate during the period— (i) beginning on the date on which he (or such other person) first makes such an expenditure (or, if later, January 1 of the year in which the election for the office of President is held), and (ii) ending on the date on which such political party nominates a candidate for the office of President. For purposes of this title and of section 315 of the Communications Act of 1934, a candidate for presidential nomination shall be considered a legally qualified candidate for public office. (C) The Comptroller General shall prescribe regulations under which any expenditure by a candidate for presidential nomination for
P r e s i d e n t i a l primaries.
Ante, p. 7.