FEC Nominee Must Commit to the Enforcement of Campaign Finance Law, in Alignment with Agency’s Mission


Brendan Fischer, director, federal and FEC reform at Campaign Legal Center (CLC) released the following statement about reports that Texas lawyer James E. Trainor III has been nominated to serve on the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

"The FEC is the agency tasked with regulating the super PACs that candidate Trump once called a “scam” and enforcing the law to address the “bought and paid for politicians” and big donors that Trump attacked on the campaign trail. If President Trump wants to follow through on his "drain the swamp" pledge, he should nominate FEC Commissioners who are committed to the mission of the agency. We look forward to closely reviewing nominee Trainor's record and expect that the Senate will ask tough questions to assess his commitment to limiting money's corrupting influence on politics."