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Committee type code descriptions

Committee type codeCommittee typeExplanation
CCommunication cost Organizations like corporations or unions may prepare communications for their employees or members that advocate the election of specific candidates and they must disclose them under certain circumstances. These are usually paid with direct corporate or union funds rather than from PACs.
DDelegate committee Delegate committees are organized for the purpose of influencing the selection of delegates to Presidential nominating conventions. The term includes a group of delegates, a group of individuals seeking to become delegates, and a group of individuals supporting delegates.
EElectioneering communication Groups (other than PACs) making electioneering communications
HHouseCampaign committees for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives
IIndependent expenditor (person or group)Individuals or groups (other than PACs) making independent expenditures over $250 in a year must disclose those expenditures
NPAC - nonqualified PACs that have not yet been in existence for six months and received contributions from 50 people and made contributions to five federal candidates. These committees have lower limits for their contributions to candidates.
OIndependent expenditure-only (Super PACs)Political Committee that has filed a statement consistent with AO 2010-09 or AO 2010-11.
PPresidentialCampaign committee for candidate for U.S. President
QPAC - qualified PACs that have been in existence for six months and received contributions from 50 people and made contributions to five federal candidates
SSenateCampaign committee for candidate for Senate
USingle-candidate independent expenditure
VPAC with non-contribution account - nonqualifiedPolitical committees with non-contribution accounts
WPAC with non-contribution account - qaualifiedPolitical committees with non-contribution accounts
XParty - nonqualified Party committees that have not yet been in existence for six months and received contributions from 50 people, unless they are affiliated with another party committee that has met these requirements.
YParty - qualified Party committees that have existed for at least six months and received contributions from 50 people or are affiliated with another party committee that meets these requirements.
ZNational party nonfederal account National party nonfederal accounts. Not permitted after enactment of Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002.