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-2004 Memorandum of Understanding (September 20, 2004) (7.3MB PDF)

-Report Issued by Eleven Pro-Democracy Groups Critical of CPD (August 23, 2004)

-Court Ruling Ordering an FEC Investigation of the CPD (August 12, 2004)

-IRS Complaint Filed by Open Debates Against the CPD (April 12, 2004) (36.9MB zipped PDF)

-FEC Complaint Filed by Open Debates Against the CPD (February 19, 2004)

-General Counsel of the FEC Recommends Investigation of the CPD (April 15, 1997) (6.6MB zipped PDF)

-1996 Memorandum of Understanding (September 28, 1996) (made public for the first time) (10.3MB PDF)

-1992 Memorandum of Understanding (October 5, 1992) (made public for the first time) (23.1MB PDF)

-League of Women Voters Withdraws Sponsorship of Presidential Debates (October 3, 1988) (600k PDF)

-1988 Memorandum of Understanding

-Republican and Democratic Parties Create CPD (February 18, 1987) (700k PDF)
-Republican and Democratic Party Chairmen Announce Agreement to Jointly Sponsor Presidential Debates (November 26, 1985) (300k image)