PAC men

Fenyvesi, C.
January 1992
U.S. News & World Report;1/27/92, Vol. 112 Issue 3, p28
Reports that Congress Watch, which was set up by Ralph Nader and which seeks to outlaw political action committees (PACs), may soon form one of its own. Why Craig McDonald, director of Congress Watch's campaign-reform project, advocates having a PAC; The proposed PAC would produce advertisements to lawmakers who depend heavily on PAC money.


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