Political Action Committees
City Council president Darrell Clarke has introduced a measure aimed at tackling the problem of unrestricted expenditures in support of candidates, paid for by independent PACs and not subject to the city’s limits on political contributions.
Political Action Committees have assumed a larger role in national elections. Now, they’re poised to play a much bigger role in Philadelphia city elections.
PAC founder Susan Matthews says their key issue is reforming the statute of limitations in the wake of the Sandusky and Archdiocese of Philadelphia sex scandals.
Southern New Jersey Representative Rob Andrews is under investigation for unusual campaign spending by a Congressional Ethics Committee.
Speakers denounced the 2010 “Citizens United” decision, which opened the floodgates for corporate (and, to a lesser extent, union) donations to political action committees.