POLITICO Quotes Matthew Sanderson on FEC Approved Motion for PACs

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FEC FILERS REJOICE: At their open meeting on Thursday, federal campaign finance watchdogs agreed to a minor — yet long overdue — change that will save PAC registrants some paperwork in the future. The FEC approved a motion from Chair Allen Dickerson to amend the agency’s Form 1 for statements of organization to allow a committee to file as a super PAC or a hybrid PAC within the form.

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“It’s about a decade late,” said Matthew Sanderson, a co-leader of Caplin & Drysdale’s political law group who specializes in helping clients comply with election and lobbying regulations. “It is a relatively minor change,” he conceded in an interview, but one that “I think really shows how broken the agency has been over the recent past … So hopefully this is a sign of, you know, the agency regaining its capacity to perform basic functions.”

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