The FEC Gets Political: It isn’t the Federal Election Commission’s job to promote women in politics

May 12, 2015

In the last month, two women have announced their candidacy for the highest office in the land, presidency of the United States. No women have held that office, and fewer women are in high office than men in this country. Yet, the Federal Election Commission should not put its thumb on the scale for female candidates. That is not its job.