This Guide was written to help U.S. House and Senate candidates comply with the Federal Election Campaign Act and FEC regulations. It may be used by committees supporting Presidential candidates who are not seeking public funding. However, special reporting rules apply to Presidential candidates, as explained in footnotes to the reporting chapters. This publication provides guidance on certain aspects of federal campaign finance law. It is not intended to replace the law or to change its meaning, nor does this publication create or confer any rights for or on any person or bind the Federal Election Commission or the public.