18 U.S.C. § 601 : US Code - Section 601: Deprivation of employment or other benefit for political contribution

Search 18 U.S.C. § 601 : US Code - Section 601: Deprivation of employment or other benefit for political contribution

      (a) Whoever, directly or indirectly, knowingly causes or attempts
    to cause any person to make a contribution of a thing of value
    (including services) for the benefit of any candidate or any
    political party, by means of the denial or deprivation, or the
    threat of the denial or deprivation, of - 
        (1) any employment, position, or work in or for any agency or
      other entity of the Government of the United States, a State, or
      a political subdivision of a State, or any compensation or
      benefit of such employment, position, or work; or
        (2) any payment or benefit of a program of the United States, a
      State, or a political subdivision of a State;

    if such employment, position, work, compensation, payment, or
    benefit is provided for or made possible in whole or in part by an
    Act of Congress, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned not
    more than one year, or both.
      (b) As used in this section - 
        (1) the term "candidate" means an individual who seeks
      nomination for election, or election, to Federal, State, or local
      office, whether or not such individual is elected, and, for
      purposes of this paragraph, an individual shall be deemed to seek
      nomination for election, or election, to Federal, State, or local
      office, if he has (A) taken the action necessary under the law of
      a State to qualify himself for nomination for election, or
      election, or (B) received contributions or made expenditures, or
      has given his consent for any other person to receive
      contributions or make expenditures, with a view to bringing about
      his nomination for election, or election, to such office;
        (2) the term "election" means (A) a general, special primary,
      or runoff election, (B) a convention or caucus of a political
      party held to nominate a candidate, (C) a primary election held
      for the selection of delegates to a nominating convention of a
      political party, (D) a primary election held for the expression
      of a preference for the nomination of persons for election to the
      office of President, and (E) the election of delegates to a
      constitutional convention for proposing amendments to the
      Constitution of the United States or of any State; and
        (3) the term "State" means a State of the United States, the
      District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any
      territory or possession of the United States.