Thursday, March 30, 2006

Political Action Committes

Political Action Committees (PACs) are important to politicians because it allows them to support others in their party and to strengthen themselves with in it. This goes especially for any potential presidential candidates as it allows them to build a base of support from within the party elite.

This is the basic run down of the What, Who, and History of Chuck Hagel's Sandhills PAC (from its website).

What: Sandhills PAC raises money to directly support Republican federal incumbent, challenger and open-seat candidates in the November 2006 elections.

Who: Sandhills PAC is comprised of conservative, pro-business and international-minded individuals from the country who would like to see the Republican Party maintain its majority in the United States Congress.

History: Sandhills PAC was started in June 1999. In the 2004 election cycle, Sandhills PAC raised over $680,000 and contributed over $230,000 to federal candidates, ranking it 5th amongst all Senate GOP leadership PAC’s. Already in the 2005-2006 election cycle, Sandhills PAC has raised over $700,000 and is on pace to exceed $1 million dollars. This will allow Sandhills PAC to be one of the top contributors to Republican candidates around the country this year.

So please contribute to Chuck Hagel's PAC to further his shot at the White House as well as help Republican candidates in the 2006 election.

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JasonSpalding said...

Political Action Committees are a great thing the politician told his part faithful. Allowing our country to be separated by those with money is great. Unless you’re sane you would have to agree. If you are sane ask yourself why does money win elections? Because those with it can get you to vote for a well crafted and manicured candidate. Time for a photo op yet? Maybe a politician will even put a picture up on his blog of himself on his blog. I even bet that a professional photographer took the picture. It's like you’re hungry at work and so you think of McDonalds or what ever place you recently saw a commercial for. Advertising works even to sell you something that you don't need and especially when it is something that you don’t want.

Charlie said...

Personally, I can't say I'm a fan of the role that money plays in elections in this country. Unfortunately, at least for now, that's how the system works. So until we can improve the system, we'll just have to do our best to work within it.