Return of the FEC

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Now that controversial FEC nominee Hans von Spakovsky has withdrawn his name from consideration for a commissioner slot with the campaign finance oversight body, the Democrats who opposed his nomination are working fast to get a new slate of nominees ready and confirmed. The FEC, which oversees among other things the presidential public financing program, has been unable to issue binding decisions for some time because it lacked a quorum of commissioners. Hey, better late than never.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and President Bush championed von Spakovsky's nomination, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) led the opposition to his nomination based on his spotty record with regard to voting rights legislation.