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Video: The Campaign Finance Experts on Leadership PACs

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Leadership Political Action Committees are the second-largest source of political money for sitting members of Congress. But there are few rules on how the money can be spent, effectively allowing lobbyists and other donors a back door to fund a politician's personal expenditures, including resort and travel bills. ProPublica and Flyp Media asked campaign finance experts what they thought about these "fundraising" committees. Hear what they have to say about how leadership PACs began and how they evolved into what they are today.

Edited by Krista Kjellman Schmidt

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