The FEC is a watchdog that doesn't bite (DecodeDC)


The 2016 presidential election is on track to becoming the most expensive campaign in U.S. history. But the the Federal Election Commission, charged with regulating how that campaign money is raised and spent, may be the least understood and most ineffective agency of them all.

On the latest DecodeDC podcast, host Jimmy Williams sits down with three people who have all been part of the FEC. They explain that from the start, the agency had a built-in partisan divide that made decision making difficult.

CLC President Trevor Potter talks about the gridlock of FEC Commissioners and how they are beholden to the party leaders that chose them. Potter also mentions the move of a partisan divide to an ideological divide between the Commissioners. 

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