The Diane Rehm Show: Paralysis At The Federal Election Commission And What Can Be Done About It with Trevor Potter


Election finance experts predict the 2016 presidential race could see a record $10 billion in campaign spending. Much of the growth in spending is coming from outside groups untethered by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. But the head of the Federal Election Commission, tasked with keeping watch over campaign finance, says the agency is in a state of extreme dysfunction. She fears the FEC won’t be able to curb 2016 abuses. Many Republicans say the concerns are exaggerated. We explore the role of the FEC and what changes – if any – are needed.

Guests include Trevor Potter, Ann Ravel, Eric Lichtblau, and Jan Baran. 

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