In the News: Bloomberg: Obama and the FEC: Six Vacancies, No Nominations

By Jonathan D. Salant

…Former FEC Chairman Bradley Smith, chairman of the Center for Competitive Politics, which opposes limits on campaign spending, said the lack of new appointees doesn’t make a difference.

“The law was specifically drafted for that agency so commissioners can carry on,” he said. “They have full powers.”…

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