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BG Advisor Note | "The Future of the FEC" by Andy Cates

The past two weeks have seen a flurry of activity relating to campaign ethics - from Russian-backed Facebook ads to FEC appointments. But what may seem like a flash in the pan crisis or announcement today will likely have a lasting impact on the future of the Federal Election Commission and the transparency of political campaigns for decades to come.

Let's first look at the nomination by President Trump of Trey Trainor from Austin to fill a seat on the Federal Election Commission. Trainor has played a role in the Texas Republican Party and in the Trump administration, but he is perhaps most notably (in these circles at least) known as one of the lead attorneys for Empower Texans and Michael Quinn Sullivan.

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