Some consultants see a payday in super PACs

by - October 21, 2014

A super PAC is sometimes born out of a strong sense of mission – maybe its founder cares about gun control or education reform. But other times, says Stefan Passantino, a partner at McKenna Long & Aldridge, “part of that mission is to create a client for their own consulting firm.” Political consultants can create super PACs or political nonprofits to raise money, Passantino says, and then they can use that money to pay themselves. “Yeah, I would say it is the new growth industry,” says Trevor Potter, former chair of the Federal Election Commission and general counsel to John McCain’s two presidential campaigns. “If you are a consultant who is part of the control group that forms a super PAC or one of these nonprofits, then you get to figure out how you are going to compensate yourself, and it is not always a matter of public record.”

Source: Some consultants see a payday in super PACs | Marketplace.org

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