Well now here’s a hot potatoe! There’s always a way for these people to get around their own laws, isn’t there? Make sure you click on this link to see the exhaustive list.-A.M.
Super PACs are a new kind of political action committee created in July 2010 following the outcome of a federal court case known as SpeechNow.org v. Federal Election Commission.
Technically known as independent expenditure-only committees, Super PACs may raise unlimited sums of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, then spend unlimited sums to overtly advocate for or against political candidates. Super PACs must, however, report their donors to the Federal Election Commission on a monthly or quarterly basis — the Super PAC’s choice — as a traditional PAC would. Unlike traditional PACs, Super PACs are prohibited from donating money directly to political candidates.
As of June 12, 2013, 1,310 groups organized as Super PACs have reported total receipts of $828,224,595 and total independent expenditures of $609,417,654 in the 2012 cycle. See more on Outside Spending.