Be on the lookout for phony political committees

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Editor’s note: This information comes from a story published by the Center for Political Integrity, a non-profit investigative journalism organization that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting. First will be the information that is relevant to readers of Indian River Guardian/InsideVero, then is a link for those who wish to read the entire story written by Sarah Kleiner and Chris Zubak-Skees.

“During the early 2000s, there were seven PACs in operation that raised money in small increments and spent most of it on fundraising, wages and administration. Now, there are 61 — more than half of which became active in 2017 or 2018, according to Public Integrity’s analysis. Those 61 PACs collected $101 million in 2017 and 2018.”

Heroes United also goes by the names “Volunteer Firefighters Association” and “Association of Police and First Responders.

“Aside from Heroes United, Bass’ other PACs are: the United Police Officers Association, Community Health Council PAC (which also operates as the Breast Cancer Health Council PAC) and the American Coalition for Injured Veterans PAC.

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