Corporate donations to Sen. Joe Manchin’s PAC surged as he fought President Biden’s agenda 

Lawmakers often use their leadership PACs on issues that watchdogs say are lightly regulated outside of politics, according to research from nonprofit groups Issue One and the Campaign Legal Center. “Issue One and Campaign Legal Center found that the leadership PACs of 120 members of Congress spent less than 50% on politics between January 2019 and December 2020,” the research says. 

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