PAC 101: A Guide to the Rules and Regulations for Political Advocacy Groups
Since the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, PACs and super PACs have taken on an increasingly important role in US elections. In this webinar, we looked at the US campaign finance system, explained how PACs and super PACs raised over $4 billion during the 2016 election cycle and where they spent it, as well as addressed the following key questions:
- What are the different types of PACs and non-profit status groups, and how does the regulatory framework for them differ?
- How are the dynamics between formal party institutions and outside entities changing?
- What happened in the 2016 elections, and what are the trends among PACs and super PACs as we head into the 2018 midterms?
- How is donor behavior changing in light of the broader shift in the campaign finance system?