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committee formed by a special-interest group to raise money for their favorite political candidates


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Shelby Spaller brings more than two decades of experience in political fundraising, including extensive experience with political action committees, including Allied Domecq PAC, Zurich Committee for Good Government, Council PAC, Professional Insurance Agents PAC, Fund for the Future, and Western Action PAC.
The newly established super PACs are: Massachusetts State Council of Machinists Political Action Committee, Global Warming Solutions Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee, Massachusetts Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee, and the Mass Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee.
Every lobbyist, political action committee, political consultant (yes, pollsters too), and government contractor would be charged a fee, either once up front or on an annual basis.
Last year, the political action committee of Northrup Grumman, which builds the B-2, donated $320,775 to members of Congress - almost doubling what it had spent in 1993 and 1994.
The correlation was strongest with individuals who donated to political action committees affiliated with the Democratic Party.
In the review of 32 private firms in Southern California that won money in federal spending bills since 2003, all but two made political donations to national or local lawmakers through their top executives, political action committees or Washington, D.
Moore is not considered a liberal icon, is not invited to speak at conferences of liberal political action committees, and does not appear regularly on television as a serious political pundit.
These disclosure and reporting rules also apply to segregated political action committees associated with nonprofit organizations, such as Sec.
3 million to federal candidates, placing it in the top 10 of all national political action committees, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
Campaign finance reform is a tricky subject: What at first looks like an obvious choice - say, abolishing political action committees (PACs) - has hidden, sometimes dangerous implications.
Every contribution comes down to the company's interest and a candidate's positions, but three issues are coming into play in 2004: soft money, political action committees and employee contributions," says Redmond magazine news editor Scott Bekker, who wrote the article.
Dreier raised about $452,000 of his war chest this year, with $144,018 coming from individuals and $309,000 from political action committees that raise and distribute campaign cash on behalf of corporations or interest groups.
Also, tax-exempt groups cannot use their resources to promote political action committees that seek to elect certain candidates to public office.
Black America's PAC (BAMPAC), founded in 1994 is the largest minority political action committee in the country and ranks in the top 50 among over 4,000 registered political action committees.
There--as in Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, Idaho, and Oregon--orporations, individuals, political action committees (PACs), and unions can spend millions buying small-town legislators without even bending the rules.