Who's Minding the Campaign Finance Store?

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The 2016 presidential race is on track to be the most expensive ever at $100 billion. The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a lot of the rules that used to limit how much money political campaigns can raise. But there are still a few left. The only problem is that the Federal Election Commission, is no longer able or willing to enforce them. At least that’s what the Democratic chair of the FEC told the New York Times. In an article yesterday, she was quoted as saying, “People think the F.E.C. is dysfunctional. It’s worse than dysfunctional.”

Credits

Guest:
Eric Lichtblau - New York Times - @EricLichtblau

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal