CCP statement on John Sullivan’s FEC nomination

Center for Competitive Politics Chairman Bradley A. Smith, a former FEC Chairman and Capital University Law Professor, released the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of John J. Sullivan to the FEC:

“John Sullivan’s experience as a practicing election law attorney should serve him in good stead. We anticipate that he will use his knowledge and experience to work to simplify the FEC’s complex regulations and that he will bring a sensitivity to serious First Amendment issues before the commission,” said CCP Chairman and former FEC Chairman Bradley A. Smith. “Sullivan’s litigation on behalf of the SEIU and other organizations makes us optimistic that he understands how campaign finance restrictions like McCain-Feingold threaten Americans’ political free speech rights.”

The Center for Competitive Politics is now the Institute for Free Speech.