“Petersen, Hunter Distance Themselves From Goodman on Partisanship at FEC”

Bloomberg BNA: Two Republicans on the Federal Election Commission, Matthew Petersen and Caroline Hunter, are distancing themselves from recent, controversial comments by fellow Republican Lee Goodman about the partisan impact of FEC enforcement decisions. “After the recent dustup regarding alleged … Continue reading

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FEC Commissioners Peterson and Hunter on Partisanship and Enforcement at the FEC

Following up on the latest comments from Commissioner Goodman, FEC Vice Chair Peterson and Commissioner Hunter (the two other Republican-appointees to the Commission) send along the following statement: “After the recent dustup regarding alleged partisan considerations in the FEC’s enforcement … Continue reading

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Commissioner Goodman Responds to Commissioner Ravel on Partisan Bias

Following up on Commissioner Ravel’s comments about statements made by Commissioner Goodman, Commissioner Goodman sends along the following further response: COMMISSIONER GOODMAN: At last Thursday’s FEC meeting, a Commissioner proposed that the FEC plow through its docket of cases within three months … Continue reading

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FEC Commissioner Ravel Reponds to My Post About Commissioner Goodman and Partisan Bias

Yesterday I posted a link to an article quoting FEC Commissioner Goodman claiming that there are many more complaints against Republican and conservative campaign finance organizations than liberal and Democratic ones. I offered three potential reasons for the disparity. FEC Commissioner … Continue reading

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“The FEC, the Big Issues, and Getting Right a Few Basics–Like Disclosure”

Bauer: Public Citizen has concluded that the Federal Election Commission is failing.  Its shortcomings are “dramatic and uncharacteristic”, because they range across the entire field of their responsibilities in conducting audits; enforcing the law through investigations, settlements and lawsuits; and … Continue reading

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“Roiled in Partisan Gridlock, the FEC Cannot Do Its Job in the 2016 Elections”

Press release: The nation’s elections agency remains incapacitated by the ideological divide between its Democratic and Republican commissioners, according to a study (PDF) Public Citizen released today. In “Roiled in Partisan Gridlock, Federal Election Commission is Failing,” Public Citizen found … Continue reading

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