“Former FEC chairman Donald McGahn resigns from panel”

WaPo: “Donald F. McGahn, the controversial former chairman of the Federal Election Commission, resigned from the panel on Tuesday to return to private practice, ending what campaign-finance reform advocates and political practitioners called one of the most consequential tenures in the commission’s 38-year history.”

It is fair to say he has done more in the cause of campaign finance deregulation than anyone else on the Commission. To some that is something to cheer; my review of McGahn’s tenure was not favorable.

He resigns as it looks like a vote on his replacement (and filling of a Democratic FEC seat) will soon happen in the Senate.


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