White House Considers Stacking the FEC to Increase Enforcement of Campaign Finance and Election Laws
President George W. Bush appointed Commissioner Walter, an Independent, to the commission in 2006, and President George H.W. Bush appointed Trevor Potter, a pro-enforcement Republican, to the commission in 1991. President Bush consulted with then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) and obtained Senator Reid’s recommendation for Commissioner Walter to serve on the FEC, and no Republican objected to Commissioner Potter’s nomination.
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