PAC Plays

Willis, Derek
April 1999
Campaigns & Elections (1996);Apr99, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p24
Discusses how political action committees in the United States are coping with shifts in the electoral environment. Overview of the transformation of political action committees into specialized and ideological groups; Examples of political action committees; How the continual shift toward incumbents has affected Democrats. INSET: Labor and Their Friends, by Derek Willis.


Related Articles

  • Paying for the Party. Bailey, Holly // Newsweek;7/12/2004, Vol. 144 Issue 2, p10 

    Discusses how new campaign-finance rules have altered the planning for the 2004 parties at the U.S. political conventions. Sources of funding for the galas; Highlights of the upcoming Democratic convention in Boston, Massachusetts; Views of organizers, including lobbyist Wayne Smith.

  • Accounting PACs spread the wealth. RANKIN, KEN // Accounting Today;8/16/2010, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p1 

    The article describes how accounting political action committees (PAC) are channeling their support in time for the mid-term U.S. elections in November 2010. As of mid-June, the Federal Election Commission filings reveal that accounting PACs have been giving even more support to Democrats in the...

  • DEMOCRACY IN THE SOUTH.  // New Republic;10/18/48, Vol. 119 Issue 16, p5 

    The article reflects on the significance of saving the Democratic Party in the South. The author states that the fortification of the U.S. Democratic Party have fallen to Dixiecrat rebellion in 1948, and with denied patronage, it will wither outside the South. Thus, it is suggested that action...

  • The Dems' election pre-emption strategy a 'phony vehicle.'. Malkin, Michelle // Fort Worth Business Press;11/13/2006, Vol. 19 Issue 46, p46 

    The article presents the author's opinion on the Democratic party's strategy to pre-empt the results of the 2006 congressional elections in the U.S. The strategy of the democrats to call into question the results of the elections even before it had began, questioning the integrity of the vote...

  • Big Tent. Big Plans? Gitlin, Todd // Mother Jones;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p28 

    The article discusses the Democratic Party's win in the November 2006 midterm elections. It is suggested that the Party's takeover of the House and Senate is due to the American voter's anger with the way the administration of President George W. Bush has handled the Iraq War, the economy, and...

  • Firms hope Democratic donations pack punch. Lipowicz, Alice // Crain's New York Business;10/02/2000, Vol. 16 Issue 40, p18 

    Reports that high-profile New York City companies are increasing their donations to Democratic candidates for the United States House and Senate, apparently hedging their bets in the event that the Democrats win control of Congress in November 2000. Example of companies whose political action...

  • Soft 'n Easy. Willis, Derek // Campaigns & Elections (1996);Apr2000, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p9 

    Offers a look at how much money was raised by the political party election committees in 1999 in the United States. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's campaign funds; Campaign expenditures of the National Republican Congressional Committee; Ways to report money contributions.

  • Big Business Is Funding Democrats. Moore, Stephen // Human Events;11/10/2000, Vol. 56 Issue 41, p1 

    Reports on the financial support of business groups in the United States for the Democratic Party. Several Democratic candidates supported by business groups; Reason behind the business groups' support for the party; Reaction of several Republicans to the support of business groups for the...

  • Shrink Liberally. Munro, Neil // National Journal;9/1/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 33, p2 

    The article reports on the donations made by psychologists to Democratic candidates and political action committees in the U.S. According to donation data at Opensecrets.org, psychologists gave 526 donations worth $490,982 to Democratic causes and candidates in the 2004, and 2006 cycles and the...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics