More About Trevor Potter
In an interview with OpenSecrets Blog, Potter discusses the seriousness of Colberts super PAC, how political speech isnt for sissies, and how the U.S. Supreme Court is made up of theorists who are not in touch with reality when it comes to how money is being raised and spent.
Trevor Potter discusses super PACS on Fresh Air.
Potter debunks myths about super PACs.
Video of Trevor Potters appearances on The Colbert Report.
On the heels of the FEC's February filing deadline, the Governance Studies program at Brookings hosted a discussion exploring the role of super PACs in the broader campaign finance landscape this election season. Anthony Corrado, a leading authority on campaign finance, and Trevor Potter, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a former chairman of the FEC, presented.
The limited goal of the legislation was to remove the obvious corruption of six-figure individual contributions, and corporate and labor donations (increasingly solicited by elected federal officials) to national committee coffers.