By Reid Wilson …”He worked to preserve the rights of speakers with whom he disagreed as much as those with whom he agreed, and to enforce the law fairly,” said Bradley Smith, a former FEC chairman and head of the Center for Competitive Politics, a group that has opposed efforts to strengthen campaign finance laws. […]
In the News: National Journal: As the influence of money in politics has expanded, Donald McGahn became the unabashed advocate of opponents to campaign finance reform.
By Matea Gold …“I hope she will exercise her power with restraint and understand that the role of an FEC commissioner is not to be a roving police of political speech,” said Bradley A. Smith, a former FEC commissioner who chairs the Center for Competitive Politics. Goodman brings a different background, having represented corporations, trade […]
Last Friday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the American Enterprise Institute concerning “a culture of intimidation” in Washington that may have influenced the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. According to McConnell, a number of government agencies, far-left interest groups, and President Obama’s own remarks have been working to “shut down […]
On Friday the White House nominated Lee Goodman, a well-respected election lawyer from Virginia, and Ann Ravel, Chair of the California Fair Political Practices Commission, to the FEC. Mr. Goodman will, if confirmed, replace Commissioner Don McGahn. Ms. Ravel will fill the empty seat held by Cynthia Bauerly until her resignation earlier this year. CCP […]
Everyone knows sports fans aren’t objective, and it’s never clearer than when a referee makes a bad call. When it goes against your team, you boo and yell about the refs being unfair and harming your team’s chances. When it goes against your opponent, you’ll often stay happily silent. Politics can be a lot like […]