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Ted Cruz Places Hold On Obama FCC Nominee

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Cruz will hold the nomination until Tom Wheeler states that he will not push for disclosures from political ad sponsors, Sean Ruston, a spokesman for Cruz told the Journal.

Cruz asked Wheeler about his stance on the Disclose Act, which would require tax-exempt groups that run political ads to reveal their top donors, in June, and is waiting for a detailed response. When asked about the bill in June, Wheeler, a former telecomm lobbyist, said he needed to look at the issue more closely.

Rushton told the Journal via email that Wheeler has "expressed his readiness to revisit the senator’s questions."