super PAC

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super PAC (plural super PACs)

  1. (US, politics) an "independent-expenditure-only committee", a political action committee which may support a political candidate, and officially endorse one, but is legally bound to not coordinate with any candidate, and is not limited in financial contributions from donors or financial spending.

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  • This is not a PAC as defined under United States Internal Revenue Code.
  • Super PACs came to the fore in the 2011 political campaigning season. Super PACs were created through court verdicts in the United States that challenged financial constraints on political advertising, as a right to free speech restriction, which were guaranteed under the US constitution's first amendment.


  • independent-expenditure only committee

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