This article published by Issue One is written by Michael Beckel. Here is an excerpt:
With her swearing in today, Rep. Julia Letlow (R-LA) became the newest member of Congress, filling the vacancy left after the death of her husband, Luke Letlow, who won the election in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District last fall.
Letlow also becomes the latest member of Congress to operate a leadership PAC — a political committee separate from a lawmaker’s official campaign committee that are frequently used to dole out extra cash to like-minded candidates and political allies.
Today, nearly every member of Congress operates a leadership PAC — not just those serving in congressional leadership or aspiring to serve in congressional leadership. In fact, according to Issue One’s research, 92% of incumbent members of Congress have leadership PACs — including 96 out of 100 sitting senators and 90% of current House members.
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