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Leadership PACs and sponsors description

The leadership PACs and sponsors file contains summary financial information about leadership PACs.

A leadership PAC is a political committee that is directly or indirectly established, financed, maintained or controlled by a candidate or an individual holding a federal office. The committee is not an authorized committee of the candidate or office holder, and is not affiliated with an authorized committee of a candidate or office holder. Members of Congress and other political leaders often establish these nonconnected committees to support candidates for federal and nonfederal offices.

This dataset shows committees where the Statement of Organization (Form 1) filed with the Commission indicates that the committee is a leadership PAC. Historical data is also available beginning with the 2010 election cycle.

Leadership PACs and sponsors file format

Column nameField nameData typeDescriptionRangeExplanationExample data
COM_IDCommittee IDCharacterCharacter C followed by eight digits9 charactersUnique nine digit identifier used by the Commission to identify each political committee. In general committee IDs begin with the letter C which is followed by eight numeric valuesC00100502
COM_NAMCommittee nameCharacterName of committee or other entity registered with the FEC.Max 90 charactersFounding Women of VA PAC
LIN_IMALink to list of reports for the committeeURLList of all disclosure filings for this committeeLink to listing at of all reports submitted by this committee
SPO_NAMName of candidate or officeholderTextName of the candidate or officeholder who sponsors the PACMartha Washington
TOT_RECReceiptsCurrencyTotal receiptsSum of receipts for the full two-year period through the most recent filing10,000.00
TOT_DISDisbursementsCurrencyTotal disbursementsSum of disbursements for the full two-year period through the most recent filing10,000.00
CAS_ON_HANLatest cash on handCurrencyCash on hand at the end of the most recent report10,000.00
COV_END_DATEnding dateDateMM/DD/YYYYEnding date for the most recent report03/31/2018