Steve Bullock

The Federal Election Commission is sitting on millions of public campaign dollars

The FEC logo on top of a bookshelf.
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The U.S. agency charged with administering the public financing of presidential campaigns doesn't have enough board members to distribute tens of millions of dollars collected for that purpose.

Why it matters: It's the first time since the program started in 1976 that there aren't enough commissioners to approve public funding applications.

Steve Bullock on the issues, in under 500 words

Montana governor Steve Bullock
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Editor's Note: Bullock dropped out of contention for the Democratic presidential nomination on Dec. 2, 2019. Below is our original article on his candidacy.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock thinks he's the Democratic candidate who can win over Trump supporters. He's successfully kept his spot in the Montana governor's mansion even though his state swung hard for President Trump in 2016.