Law & Legal & Attorney Politics

How Do I Verify Who Is Behind a Political Action Committee?

    Access the Federal Election Commission Database

    • 1). Open your internet browser and type in in your address bar.

    • 2). Find the menu bar under the website title at the top of the page and move your cursor over the option titled "Influence & Lobbying." Then scroll down to "PACs" and click on it.

    • 3). Find "Search for a PAC" across from the heading in the small gray box on the right hand side of the page.

    • 4). Type the name of the PAC you are looking for in the search box and click search.

    • 5). Click on the results in the middle of the page that most closely match your PAC in the search results.

    • 6). Scroll down the page to the gray box titled 2010 PAC Summary Data and look for the last sentence that says "Contributions to this PAC from individual donors of $200 or more.(list of donors)" Click on "list of donors."

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