White House Nominates Two to FEC

Friday President Obama announced two nominations to the FEC: Democrat Ann Ravel of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, and Republican Lee Goodman, a campaign finance lawyer with the firm LeClair Ryan. Goodman is slated to replace Republican Donald McGahn, who has been a vigorous defender of free speech in his post as Commissioner (to the great consternation of the so-called “reform” community).  McGahn said in a statement: “As many well know, I have long desired to leave, but committed to stay to prevent the FEC from further trampling on our First Amendment and due process Rights.”

The Center for Competitive Politics issued a statement here.