Federal election regulators are scaling back a major digital ad transparency measure after an effort to speed it through the regulatory process drew intense internal and external pushback, records show.
Why it matters: A little-noticed, two-word change to a… Continue reading
is on the agenda for Thursday’s FEC meeting.
For years, critics have argued the Federal Election Commission has been effectively broken. Now MAGA-land is going to court to make sure it stays that way.The FEC is charged with civil enforcement of campaign finance laws, but in… Continue reading
Very interesting statement
from Commissioner Weintraub about how Republican FEC commissioners—who have been trying to get rid of most serious cases of campaign finance violations on grounds of “prosecutorial discretion”—may have blown it in how they tried to apply it… Continue reading
The Senate voted 54-38 Tuesday to confirm Democratic political lawyer Dara Lindenbaum, whose clients included the gubernatorial campaign of Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams, to serve on the Federal Election Commission.An election lawyer with the firm Sandler Reiff… Continue reading
Dave Levinthal and C. Ryan Barber at Business Insider
report that the Federal Election Commission has deadlocked over a “complaint that Donald Trump’s 2020 White House campaign laundered hundreds of millions of dollars in spending through corporate entities closely tied… Continue reading
The Federal Election Commission signaled Friday that it will take steps to uncover some types of virtually untraceable donations to super PACs, a potentially significant shift in the enforcement of campaign finance law.The move came as the FEC… Continue reading
The Federal Election Commission has agreed to a fine of over $100,000 against the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign over an investigation into alleged misreporting of spending related to the now-infamous Steele dossier.The FEC… Continue reading
for the Daily Beast:
Donald Trump may have been impeached twice, and he’s taken some lumps
in court, but in one legal arena he is hands-down the undefeated reigning champ: campaign finance law.It’s not even close.According to… Continue reading
President Biden plans to nominate election law attorney Dara Lindenbaum to the Federal Election Commission, Axios has learned.Why it matters: The nomination gives Biden an opportunity to try to shape some U.S. election rules in the wake of… Continue reading
has held that the Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21 did not have standing to bring the complaint.
The court’s earlier opinion
explained the stakes:
While Jeb Bush’s unsuccessful 2016 presidential campaign may seem like a footnote in… Continue reading
After Republican commissioners delayed consideration of the matter, FEC Commissioner Petersen recused himself once he accepted a post-FEC job at Holtzman Vogel, depriving the FEC of a quorum.
Locked in an expensive Republican primary for U.S. senator against a wealthy, better-known opponent, Ted Cruz
loaned his campaign over $1 million in 2012.The cash helped him defeat Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in a runoff that… Continue reading
The Federal Election Commission in August started to move ahead with halting its investigation into the now defunct data harvesting company Cambridge Analytica, the firm that worked for Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign for… Continue reading