Wednesday, May 07, 2008

FEC Story

As you may know, there's been a nominations standoff which has left the FEC essentially shuttered through this election cycle. Most of the controversy has centered around voter suppression guru (he's for it) Hans Von Spakovsky, a medium level player in the US Attorneys firing scandal. Now President Bush has submitted a new slate of nominees, purportedly to resolve the conflict.

But as you can see in today's Must Read, Spakovsky actually remains on the list. And the big change is the removal of David Mason.

Who's that? Mason is the Republican Chair of the FEC who has refused to allow [pdf] John McCain to break the rules by pulling out of the public financing system after using it to leverage enough money to win the Republican nomination.

--Josh Marshall

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& Ben Smith 5.7.2008

& Bob Bauer 5.7.2008

& DailyKos 5.8.2008

& Spakovsky withdraws tpm 5.16.2008

& Matt Keener DailyKos 5.16.2008

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