Federal Election Commission Chair Ann Ravel on Record Campaign Spending and Overcoming Gridlock

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The 2016 presidential campaign may generate a record $10 billion in spending. At the same time, the Federal Election Commission, the 6-member bipartisan body charged with enforcing the nation's campaign finance laws, remains, according to FEC Chair Ann Ravel, "worse than dysfunctional." We speak to Ravel about the FEC's mandate and how she plans combat campaign finance abuse in the upcoming election.


Ann Ravel, chair, Federal Election Commission; former chair of California Fair Political Practices Commission