PACs in the News

The AP reports that Janet Napolitano heads a PAC.

Napolitano is honorary chairwoman of the Competitive Edge PAC, which took in at least $390,000 in the 2007-08 election cycle. Its fundraising includes about $315,000 from individuals and $65,500 from political action committees.

Competitive Edge resembles the so-called leadership PACs maintained by many members of Congress and used to further their political careers. Such PACs help politicians build name recognition, broaden their fundraising reach and strengthen support for themselves within their party, in part by making campaign contributions.

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