Definitions for "Political Action Committee"
Keywords:  pac, candidate, agendas, defeat, elect
A group of people organized to collect and distribute contributions to political candidates.
Political action committees (PACs) are political committees officially independent of parties and candidates. They come in two types: connected PACs and non-connected PACs. Almost all PACs at the federal level are "multi-candidate committees" that have been registered with the FEC for more than 6 months, have received contributions from at least 50 people, and have made contributions to at least five federal candidates. These committees may contribute up to $5,000 per election to a federal candidate.
A committee formed by business, labor, or other special-interest groups to raise money and make contributions to the campaigns of political candidates whom they support. Also know as a PAC.