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Foxhunter/Lawyer Trevor Potter Tastes Celebrity with Colbert

Trevor Potter, a long-time field member with the Orange County Hunt and a member of the hunt’s board of directors, has become something of a TV celebrity. The Chicago Tribune reports that Potter, a Washington attorney, has become a popular figure on The Colbert Report by analyzing legal questions “and trading banter” on-air with comedians Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart. The repartees have to do with campaign finance law and Potter’s representation of Colbert. The latter has formed a super-PAC to provide support to political candidates.

Potter is a former chairman of the Federal Election Committee. When interviewed, he acknowledged that he was unused to his new status as TV personality.

Read more in Katherine Skiba’s article.

Posted January 20, 2012