Trevor Potter Quoted in LakeForester: Former FEC Chairman Potter Decries Campaign Finance System

06.26.2012
LakeForester
Excerpt taken from the article.

About a year ago, political law expert and former Federal Election Commission chairman Trevor Potter received an intriguing phone call.

A staffer from "The Colbert Report" wanted to know whether Potter would meet with show host Stephen Colbert, who was interested in learning about Political Action Committees and Super PACs.

The rest, as they say, is history.

And Potter -- whose boyhood weekends were spent at his parents' Libertyville-area farm -- hopes that his appearances on the popular Comedy Central TV show will help alter history.

"What we have now [after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, which the Court declined to revisit Monday] is dangerous craziness," the Washington lawyer said. "I just don't think the country wants 15 or 20 individuals electing the president, which is the danger you have when 15 or 20 billionaires are the principal funders of the system." 

Click here to read the entire article discussing the impact of the Citizens United decision on campaign finance.

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