New R Sheet on leadership PACs
- Leadership PACs are political action committees created to promote the politicians who establish them.
- These committees used to be relegated to party leaders but today almost every member of Congress has a leadership PAC.
- Leadership PACs were originally a vehicle for members to raise money for colleagues. Today, less than 50 percent of leadership PAC funds go to support others.
- The FEC can extend personal use restrictions to leadership PACs and members can take action to deemphasize fundraising expectations in the chamber.
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