Political Action Committee

A political action committee (PAC) is any organization in the United States that campaigns for or against a candidate, ballot initiatives or legislation. At the federal level, an organization becomes a PAC when it receives or spends more than $1,000 for the purpose of influencing a federal election, according to the Federal Election Campaign Act. At the state level, an organization becomes a PAC according to the state's election laws.

Read more about Political Action Committee:  History of PACs in The United States, Categorization of PACs, Keeping Donor Lists Hidden From Voters, The PAC Backlash, Federal Level Backlash, State Level Advisory Requests Pending, Legal Backlash At State Level, Super PAC Backlash, Congressional Backlash, Defending Super PAC Contributions, James Bopp, International Comparison and Response, 2008 Election, 2012 Election (estimates)

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Victor Kamber - The Kamber Group Years
... In 1982, Kamber founded the Progressive Political Action Committee (ProPAC) ... ProPAC was a political action committee which sought to counteract political election spending by the National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC) by supporting ... Kamber helped LIUNA strategize a political and public relations response to the allegations ...
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Jerry Lewis (California Politician) - U.S. House of Representatives - Tenure
... Political positions Lewis is a member of the Republican Main Street Partnership and supports stem-cell research ... The liberal Americans for Democratic Action gave him 0 out of 100 for 2005 (most recent available) ... as chairman of the House Appropriations Committee to steer hundreds of millions of dollars in earmarks to family and friends in direct exchange for contributions to his campaign committee and ...
Political Action Committee - 2012 Election (estimates)
... The 2012 figures don't include funds raised by State level PACs nor funds raised by national level non-profit groups that pool "soft-funds" ... Spending by non-profits, also called 527 organizations, exceeded $500 million in the 2010 election cycle with the two largest organizations being the Republican Governors Association $131,873,954 and the Democratic Governors Association $64,708,253 Spending by the 527 organizations for the 2012 is expected to be double and much will be derived from donors kept hidden from voters ...
Morton Mower - Personal Life - Political Contributions
... In 2008, Mower contributed $2,000 to the political action committee of Republican Andy Harris (U.S ... In 2007, Mower contributed $2,600 to the political action committee of Republican Michael Steele (U.S ... In 2000, Mower contributed $1,000 to the political action committee of Republican Paul Rappaport (U.S ...

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