April 30, 2009

What's to Become of the FEC?

Roll Call reports today that tomorrow there will be three open seats on the FEC (McGahn, Walther, and Weintraub), which Senator Obama can fill. I believe we need a fundamental rethinking of the FEC's structure and purpose, especially given the proliferation of 3-3 ties on party lines that I've been chronicling for the last few months. (There was another 3-3 split recently announced, involving a 501(c) organization).

I know that the Obama transition team had Mark Alexander (and perhaps Spencer Overton) looking into the question of the FEC's future. It will be interesting to see what happens.

Posted by Rick Hasen at April 30, 2009 08:14 AM