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A political committee authorized by a candidate to accept contributions or make expenditures on behalf of that candidate. Also known as a campaign committee.
A political committee that makes only independent expenditures and does not make contributions to candidates, parties or other political committees unless they are also independent expenditure committees. These committees may solicit and accept unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations, labor organizations and others.
Popular term for a political committee that is neither a candidate’s authorized committee nor a party committee.