A Dysfunctional FEC? Calling Inigo Montoya

We hear a lot these days about a “dysfunctional” Federal Election Commission, including from the Agency’s own Chair, Ann Ravel, who, after a promising start, has apparently decided it’s not worth the trouble to work constructively within the Agency she nominally heads, and Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, whose lengthy tenure has coincided with the alleged agency […]

Filed Under: Blog, Ann Ravel, benghazi, dana milbank, Don McGahn, ellen weintraub, fast and furious, federal election commission, irs scandal

Is "campaign finance reform" about good governance?

From a recent announcement about an upcoming appearance by FEC Vice-Chair Ann Ravel, co-hosted by The League of Women Voters and RepresentUs.org, two groups that advocate more restrictions of political funding and speech: “Regardless of your issue — fear of our democracy becoming a “Dollarocracy,” or concern about corporate interference in addressing climate change and community clean […]

Filed Under: Blog, Ann Ravel, campaign finance reform, climate change, community clean energy, Dollarocracy, FEC, fracking, gmo, gun control, League of Women Voters, RepresentUs.org