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Brandt Hershman Might Be the Third Republican to Join the Trump Federal Communications Commission

Broadband Breakfast Insight: Some intelligence into the possible third Republican to join the Federal Communications Commission, from TVNewsCheck.com

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Broadband Breakfast Insight: Some intelligence into the possible third Republican to join the Federal Communications Commission, from TVNewsCheck.com.

Indiana state senator Brandt Hershman has close ties to Vice President Pence. Others in the running include Jeffrey A. Eisenach, Mark A. Jamison and Roslyn Layton. In the mix to fill the Democrat vacancy on the commission is former commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

Ajit Pai’s promotion to FCC chairman earlier this week leaves the Republicans with a 2-1 majority at the agency for the foreseeable future, easing the pressure on President Donald Trump to fill the commission’s two vacant commission seats. But the jockeying for Trump’s nod for the additional slots has already begun.

Brandt Hershman, an Indiana state senator who worked closely with Vice President Michael Pence while he was Indiana governor, is the clear favorite for the FCC’s remaining GOP vacancy, industry insiders say.

The leading candidate for the agency’s Democratic vacancy appears to be Jessica Rosenworcel, who stepped down as a commissioner late last year when her five-year run as an Obama administration appointee expired, those sources say.
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Broadband Breakfast Insight: Some intelligence into the possible third Republican to join the Federal Communications Commission, from TVNewsCheck.com.

Indiana state senator Brandt Hershman has close ties to Vice President Pence. Others in the running include Jeffrey A. Eisenach, Mark A. Jamison and Roslyn Layton. In the mix to fill the Democrat vacancy on the commission is former commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

Ajit Pai’s promotion to FCC chairman earlier this week leaves the Republicans with a 2-1 majority at the agency for the foreseeable future, easing the pressure on President Donald Trump to fill the commission’s two vacant commission seats. But the jockeying for Trump’s nod for the additional slots has already begun.

Brandt Hershman, an Indiana state senator who worked closely with Vice President Michael Pence while he was Indiana governor, is the clear favorite for the FCC’s remaining GOP vacancy, industry insiders say.

The leading candidate for the agency’s Democratic vacancy appears to be Jessica Rosenworcel, who stepped down as a commissioner late last year when her five-year run as an Obama administration appointee expired, those sources say.
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Broadband Breakfast Insight: Some intelligence into the possible third Republican to join the Federal Communications Commission, from TVNewsCheck.com.

Indiana state senator Brandt Hershman has close ties to Vice President Pence. Others in the running include Jeffrey A. Eisenach, Mark A. Jamison and Roslyn Layton. In the mix to fill the Democrat vacancy on the commission is former commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

Ajit Pai’s promotion to FCC chairman earlier this week leaves the Republicans with a 2-1 majority at the agency for the foreseeable future, easing the pressure on President Donald Trump to fill the commission’s two vacant commission seats. But the jockeying for Trump’s nod for the additional slots has already begun.

Brandt Hershman, an Indiana state senator who worked closely with Vice President Michael Pence while he was Indiana governor, is the clear favorite for the FCC’s remaining GOP vacancy, industry insiders say.

The leading candidate for the agency’s Democratic vacancy appears to be Jessica Rosenworcel, who stepped down as a commissioner late last year when her five-year run as an Obama administration appointee expired, those sources say.
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Broadband Breakfast Insight: Some intelligence into the possible third Republican to join the Federal Communications Commission, from TVNewsCheck.com.

Indiana state senator Brandt Hershman has close ties to Vice President Pence. Others in the running include Jeffrey A. Eisenach, Mark A. Jamison and Roslyn Layton. In the mix to fill the Democrat vacancy on the commission is former commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel.

Ajit Pai’s promotion to FCC chairman earlier this week leaves the Republicans with a 2-1 majority at the agency for the foreseeable future, easing the pressure on President Donald Trump to fill the commission’s two vacant commission seats. But the jockeying for Trump’s nod for the additional slots has already begun.

Brandt Hershman, an Indiana state senator who worked closely with Vice President Michael Pence while he was Indiana governor, is the clear favorite for the FCC’s remaining GOP vacancy, industry insiders say.

The leading candidate for the agency’s Democratic vacancy appears to be Jessica Rosenworcel, who stepped down as a commissioner late last year when her five-year run as an Obama administration appointee expired, those sources say.
[more…]

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