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G202 (2/4/2009) The Lobbying Process o Function of Lobbyists: Find political opportunities and threats  Inform politicians and influence public opinion  Form coalitions: identify groups with “similar” interests  o Major Political Lobbying Groups: Political Action Committees (PAC):     Use  hard money  to spend on candidate advocacy. Regulated by the Federal Election Commission.  527 Group:     Use  soft money  to spend on issue advocacy and voter  mobilization. Not regulated by the Federal Election Commission.  Types of Political Action Types of Political Action o 1.)  Majoritarian Politics: No special interest groups take action on either side of the issue. Example: Social Security  Lobbying does not occur  o 2.)  Client Politics: One special interest group is active in favor of an issue. Example: Subsidizing Foreign Advertising 
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