political action committees

  1. Committees formed by interest groups to funnel donations to political candidates who are likely to support their position on various issues. Because of current campaign laws, PACs are allowed to make much larger donations than can individuals.

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In 2008, Huckabee raised a little over $16 million, with less than $55,000 coming from political action committees.

Several Democratic campaigns also disclosed bundling by political action committees affiliated with ideological groups that lobby.

The Daily Beast looks at the donors who each gave $1 million or more to so-called super political action committees.

The time has come to put the national interest ahead of the special interest--and totally eliminate political action committees.


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