Eliza Newlin Carney on the Federal Election Commission


On the heels of Citizens United, the FEC is playing an arguably outsized role in setting the political rules of the road. Recent FEC advisory opinions give the green light to political groups that now want to raise money directly from corporations and unions, for example, and the commission also recently explained that such groups need only publicly report donations that are specifically earmarked for their independent ads. It would be a good time, indeed, for the administration to pay some attention to who’s serving on the FEC.

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