FEC Member Quits, Citing “Free Pass” for Campaign Finance Violators in Scathing Report


FEC Commissioners Ann Ravel, Ellen Wentraub and Lee Goodman.  Photo Credit: Tom Williams / Getty Images 

February 20, 2017 - Major campaign finance violations “are swept under the rug and the resulting dark money has left Americans uninformed about the sources of campaign spending,” a Federal Election Commission member wrote in a scathing report released with her resignation letter.

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