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- ‘over 80% of the financial support of 9 House members came from PACs’short for political action committee
- ‘The PAC is already supporting a bunch of candidates (on both sides of the aisle) who have fought for moving intellectual property laws in the right direction.’
- ‘For small PACs, the decision of which candidate should receive contributions can be a very difficult political decision.’
- ‘They can also give up to $15,000 annually to any national party committee, and $5,000 annually to any other PAC.’
- ‘Alternatively, if a PAC is assured of support from a particular candidate, PAC contributions may be intended to ensure that the candidate is elected.’
- ‘In 1995, the budget for Microsoft's Political Action Committee (PAC) was a paltry $16,000.’
- ‘While the music industry has long been a potent lobby, never before has a specific genre formed its own PAC.’
- ‘"Unlike a PAC," he says, "there's no cap on how much you can spend or accept."’
- ‘It does not endorse candidates or have a PAC.’
- ‘"The Future PAC aims to put in office African-American women who will develop policies and programs that will improve the lives of African-American people."’
- ‘Table 1 lists contributions made by several associations via their PACs.’
- ‘I have not sought, nor will I accept, donations from corporations or PACs.’
- ‘PACs could contribute up to $5,000 per year to candidates or their political committees.’
- ‘That may help win the support of the Senator to whom the co-op's PAC donated $6,500 in the 2004 election cycle.’
- ‘The PAC raised more than $50,000 from 576 donors, Stanback says, and spent more than $46,000.’
- ‘The Sierra Club's PAC was 45th with $538,203.’
- ‘Presently, PACs are part of the fabric of American politics.’
- ‘Republican women created their own PAC, the WISH List, in 1992.’
- ‘In the 1989-90 election cycle, over 80% of the financial support of 9 House members came from PACs.’
- ‘In 1992, the number of PACs peaked at 4,195.’
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