Texas Trump supporter tapped for Federal Election Commission
September 14, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has selected a Texas attorney — and supporter — to join the beleaguered Federal Election Commission.
Trump appointed James "Trey" Trainor III, a well-known election-law specialist based in Austin, to the panel that monitors and polices federal campaign fundraising and spending. The position requires Senate confirmation.
Trainor would serve a term that expires in April 2021, according to a White House announcement Tuesday night.
The FEC is typically made up of six commissioners, and by law no more than three can be from the same political party....