Many lawmakers' 'leadership PACs' spend more on fundraising than political contributions, report finds

But a new report by the good-government groups Campaign Legal Center and Issue One shows that numerous lawmakers have been dedicating most of their leadership PAC spending to overhead and fundraising for the PAC -- often at fancy restaurants and luxury resorts -- while spending comparatively little on actual contributions to other candidates or political allies. Of those, 43 members' leadership PACs devoted less than 25% of their overall spending to political contributions during that cycle, while a handful of members' leadership PACs spent more than five figures without making any political contributions whatsoever.

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