Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Your Call 021408 The FEC is AWOL

Who keeps our elections fair? On the next Your Call we look at the dismal state of the Federal Election Commission. The FEC assesses fines years late in the best of times but right now four of six seats on the FEC board are vacant. Candidates have already spent more than half a billion dollars and the election is still 9 months away. What don't we know about where that money comes from? What is at risk with no one watching and which non-profits are filling the void? It's Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

Paul S. Ryan in Washington DC
FEC program director and associate legal counsel with Campaign Legal Center, a non-partisan non-profit organization working on campaign finance, elections and governmental ethics.

Massie Ritsch in Washington DC
Communications director for the The Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan, non-profit research group based in Washington, D.C. that tracks money in politics, and its effect on elections and public policy.

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