POS 201 PACs - number of legislators who think like them or...

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March 24 th , 2008 Government and Politics Political Action Committee (PACs) Defined as o An entity organized by a parent organization for the purpose of  soliciting campaign contributions and distributing them to  political candidates. o Not the same as interest groups. Interest groups do not donate money, they PAC of those  groups do. o Purpose is to collect money and hand it out. o It does not lobby or anything of the such. o What are the limits and how much can they donate money? BARRON DEVOUGH was the horse he bet on. Follow the Money: PAC Donation Strategies
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Strategy Goal Tactics Examples Ideological To increase the 
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Unformatted text preview: number of legislators who think like them or their parent interest group. Give money to whoever is closest to interest group in terms of ideology. 1. National Right to Life. 2. PAC Access Access to members of Congress “goodwill” Not what you know, but who you know. Play the odds The horse-racing strategy. Play the incumbent Bet on the winning horse! AMA PAC ← Mixed ← Combo strategy. ← You want your cake and eat it too. ← Close race. ← If it is a close race you go to ideology. ← Goes to challenger. ← Close vote. ← Tobacco Companies...
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