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super PAC

n.
A private entity that can accept unlimited contributions and make unlimited expenditures in support of a political campaign but is required to operate independently of any party or candidate and cannot contribute directly to any party or candidate. Also called independent-expenditure-only committee.
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Jeb Bush has made an art of super PAC politicking, raising $103 million from a small group of super givers free to circumvent the formal campaign's far lower limits; 26 are in for more than $1 million each.
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O'Rourke did receive last-minute help from a secretive super PAC, Texas Forever, that was revealed Thursday to have been primarily funded by a major national Democratic group.
Tom Hicks Jr., the Texas-based chair of America First, a super PAC aligned with President Donald Trump, is expected to make a buyout offer for Tribune Media (TPCO) and its 42 TV stations, the New York Post reports, citing sources.
The Tuesday night event was organized by the super PAC America First Action and hosted by Giuseppe Cecchi and his wife, Mercedes.
Debbie Lesko is threatening to sue Phil Lovas, one of her rivals in the Republican primary for the th Congressional District, over allegations he made regarding $50,000 she contributed from her state Senate re-election committee to a super PAC thats aiding her campaign.
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