What’s the Martha Johnson-Federal Election Commission connection? After nine months of delay, the Senate confirmed Martha Johnson to head up the General Services Administration. The vote was 96-0. The same day Martha Johnson’s name was sent to the Senate for consideration, back in May 2009, John J. Sullivan was nominated to be a member of the Federal Election Commission. Of all the nominees on the White House’s May 4, 2009 press release, only John J. Sullivan’s nomination remains pending before the Senate. Kathy Greenlee, Martha Johnson, and Mercedes Marquez have all been confirmed and Philip Mudd’s nomination was withdrawn.
Sen. Shelby has apparently put holds on all of the Obama administration’s nominees, according to this report.