Super PACsuper PAC
Comedian Stephen Colbert's fund for political action is an example of a super PAC.
Origin of super PACsee PAC
(plural super PACs)
- (US, politics) an "independent-expenditure only committee", a political action committee which may support a political candidate, and officially endorse one, but is legally bound to not coordinate with any candidate, and is not limited in financial contributions from donors or financial spending
This is not a PAC as defined under United States Internal Revenue Code
Super PACs came to the fore in the 2011 political campaigning season. Super PACs were created through court verdicts in the United States that challenged financial constraints on political advertising, as a right to free speech restriction, which were guaranteed under the US constitution's first amendment.