With Reed Hundt’s resignation official, it’s time to handicap the front-runners to replace him as FCC chairman.
Pro: A female candidate with three years of FCC experience, she is a friend of Hillary Clinton.
Con: She is closely tied to Hundt’s controversial reign as chairman.
FCC general counsel and FCC commissioner nominee
Pro: He is a minority who is well-respected in the industry. He was nominated by the White House to fill a Democratic vacancy.
Con: Headed division which unsuccessfully defended portions of Telecommunications Act thrown out by courts.
White House economic adviser and former FCC staffer
Pro: A female candidate with close ties to the White House, who has recently been lobbying on her own behalf on Capitol Hill.
Con: Those same close ties to the White House and Hundt.