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Interest groups with a high number - Ex. Are labor unions and NRA.

groups with a high number - Ex. Are labor unions and NRA.

2. By law, PACs must register with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), have at least fifty contributors, and make direct contributions To at least five Candidates for federal office.

3. No contributor can give any one PAC more than $5,000 per calendar Year, and no PAC can give any one candidate more than $5,000 per election.

4. Since “primaries, runoffs and general elections are Considered separate Elections,” a PAC can give $10,000 directly to a candidate for a primary and General election run.

5. A person can give $2,700 directly to a candidate. This amt. Is Indexed for inflation every odd-numbered year.

6. In 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court case McCutcheon v. FEC held that limiting an individual’s overall Contributions to different candidates and PACs was a violation of 1st Amendment freedom Of speech guarantees.

7. There is no limit on how much PACs may raise or give Directly to candidates overall. There is no limit on the total amount that a candidate can Accept from different PACs.

8. In addition to making Direct contributions to candidates, PACs may also spend as much money as they want on independent activities in behalf of one or more candidates, Usually

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