Bill Straub: Sen. Paul living high on donations to his leadership PAC, money meant to assist others

Northern Kentucky Tribune

The inside dope is elaborately laid out in a report issued by a pair of nonpartisan government watchdog groups, Issue One and the Campaign Legal Center, looking into the potential abuses of leadership political action committee (PAC) accounts, created with the blessing of the Federal Elections Commission in 1978. “While most members of Congress primarily use their leadership PACs to make political contributions, new research from Issue One and Campaign Legal Center shows that scores of lawmakers are not, in fact, using the bulk of the money they raise in their leadership PACs to assist other candidates, their parties, or other political groups.”

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