During the seven days before the primary and the 21 days before the general election, candidates must file special reports of contributions they receive during that 7- or 21-day period from one source that is $1,000 or more in the aggregate, whether cash or in-kind or a combination of the two. For example, if a candidate receives $1,900 from one contributor during the 7 days before the primary, whether the amount came in one lump sum or two or more payments, a special report must be filed.
The special report discloses:
Candidates receiving one or more contributions from a single source totaling $1,000 or more must deliver a written report to PDC within 48 hours of receiving the contribution, or the first working day thereafter if the 48th hour falls on a weekend or holiday. (Lobbyists, lobbyist employers, and political committees -- including PACs, parties and caucus committees -- that give these contributions file special reports within 24 hours of giving.) Either file the C-3 within 48 hours or file a special Last Minute Contribution (LMC) report. Any contributions disclosed on an LMC report should also be reported on the appropriate C-3 and C-4 reports.