R Sheet on Leadership PACs
- 1) Leadership PACs are political action committees created to promote the politicians who establish them.
- 2) These committees used to be relegated to party leaders but today almost every member of Congress has a leadership PAC.
- 3) 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.
- 4) The FEC can extend personal use restrictions to leadership PACs and members can take action to deemphasize fundraising expectations in the chamber.