January 17, 2012

PAC vs. Super PAC


Comedian Steven Colbert had a busy weekend talking to news shows that don’t air on Comedy Central.

Why? He’s announced his run for President of the United States of South Carolina and he wants to get the word out. And while that might be the joke, Colbert is using his “campaign” as a way to bring attention to how campaign finance laws — the rules about where and how candidates get money to pay for campaigns — are affecting the election.

Colbert is concerned about the influence of super PACs and the money they spend on political advertisements. But what’s a PAC, let alone a super PAC? Take the quiz below to find out.

Political Action Committees

Whats the difference between a PAC and a super PAC?

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