FEC Member Call to Consider Requiring Disclosure for Internet-Based Campaign Media Generates Conflict

Sacramento Bee: “We have a regulation that I find very frustrating, that essentially exempts anything that’s web-based from the regulations” that require disclosure of who pays for other kinds of political advertising,” [Commissioner Ann] Ravel said Thursday in a meeting with the Sacramento Bee Editorial Board to discuss a variety of federal election issues. Ravel becomes chairman of the commission early next year.”

“It would mean if a campaign is going to put something on a different medium than on TV that there are ways that those things could be exempted… from disclosure,” she said. “If campaigns are moving into the Internet, as they are, we need to be thoughtful about those distinctions. We need to be informed.'” [Brackets added]

“It’s an idea that hasn’t sat well with Lee Goodman, the Republican who chairs the FEC.”

Note: the text here has been rearranged from the original article.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s