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PAC Contributions Returned

While members of Congress and federal candidates are known for soliciting millions of dollars from political action committees (PACs), there are a few instances when campaigns refund the money to PACs .  

Treasurers of corporate, trade association, and labor PACs are happy to get the money back, especially after they have already received credit for making the original contribution. Now they can use the money to give to another campaign.  

Boehner Leads Delegation to Afghanistan to Observe Presidential Elections

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated 4:15 p.m. |  Speaker John A. Boehner kicked off the two-week congressional recess with a visit to Afghanistan to observe the historic presidential election there.  

According to a statement and press release from the Ohio Republican’s office Monday morning, datelined from Kabul, Boehner was accompanied by Education and the Workforce Chairman John Kline, R-Minn.; Natural Resources Chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash.; Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich.; and National Republican Campaign Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore.  

Realtors, Goldman Sachs, Comcast Move Money to Cantor

New fundraising reports show the Realtors have engaged more than 75 individual realtors from 35 states to contribute during March to the leadership PAC of Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the House Majority Leader.  

The Realtors PAC gave Cantor's PAC, Every Republican is Crucial (EricPAC) , $5,000, and 77 realtors from 35 states contributed $34,500 more.