A Political Action Committee
Is "a group formed (as by an industry or an issue-oriented organization) to raise and contribute money to the campaigns of candidates likely to advance the group's interests."
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed. Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 2003, 960
- "An alphabetical list of acronyms, abbreviations, initials, and common names of federal political action committees (PACs), was prepared to help researchers readily identify committees when their full names are not disclosed on campaign finance reports."
- Open Secrets - PACS
- "Lists campaign contributions by PACs and donations to PACs, broken down by sector, industry and unique PAC. Only groups that made contributions during the current or last two election cycles are listed here."