With no law preventing politicians from using the funds raised by their leadership PAC for personal use, some politicians operate these committees more as an expense account than a political action committee.
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Last July, a largely anonymous group of political activists formed a super PAC aimed entirely at waging a "war on Hillary Clinton’s image by exposing her past and analyzing her would-be presidency.
After the third-largest coal ash spill in U.S. history, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources is rethinking its proposed settlement with Duke over earlier groundwater contamination from two other coal ash dumps.
In 2012, former Montana State Senator Ryan Zinke founded Special Operations For America, a right-wing super PAC focused on Swift Boat-style attacks on President Obama's foreign policy. Now he's using the funds he raised in his congressional campaign.
Last week, the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court rejected a request by a conservative “dark money” group to keep its donors secret. The dlsclosure could render millions of dollars in campaign contributions illegal.