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Response to JonLeibowitz (Reply #56)

Fri Nov 20, 2015, 04:09 AM

80. Actually, yes. And there are other differences between a traditional PAC and a Super PAC

as you can read for yourself below:

A PAC, or political action committee, is a type of organization that collects campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaign for or against candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation.

An organization becomes a PAC when it receives or spends more than $2,600 to influence a federal election.

A Super PAC, also known as “independent-expenditure only committees” may not make contributions to candidate campaigns or parties, but may engage in unlimited political spending independently of the campaigns. Unlike PACs, Super PACs can raise funds without any legal limit on donation size.

http://www.iagreetosee.com/faq/what-is-the-difference-between-a-pac-and-a-super-pac/


Now the emergence of Super PACs has the potential to fundamentally alter the landscape of money in politics, and also represents a sharp departure from previous restrictions on financial contributions. That's because as of July 22, 2010, the FEC green-lighted Super PACs all but eliminating the previous financial donation limitations. Thanks to the FEC ruling, individuals, corporations and unions can now contribute unlimited cash to Super PACs, which essentially means there is no ceiling to how much money is injected into elections.
http://people.howstuffworks.com/super-pac1.htm


The NNUPP SuperPAC has another donor outside of the National Nurse's Union. That donor is a 527 group called Progressive Kick. Since I'm certain Progressive Kick is NOT a nurse or a member of the National Nurses United Union, it's false to claim that the National Nurses United for Patient Protection is merely a PAC and only receives money from union members. Progressive Kick is listed as a donor, too, which makes the National Nurses United a Super PAC.

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