Gannett: With leadership PAC, Long helps fund other GOP candidates
“The concept is, ‘if I can raise a ton of money and help members of my party get elected, they all owe me something’,” said Paul Ryan, senior counsel at the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan campaign-finance reform group.
Ryan said there’s only one real restriction on how lawmakers can spend the money: They can use it for anything except their own re-election. ...
“You can hit all your supporters up for an additional contribution to your leadership PAC without dinging your campaign contribution limit,” Ryan said.
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