33 hilarious Super PACs with zero reason to exist

Nobody donated to Fat Old Man PAC? Wonder why...

 

Kevin Collier

Tech

Published Nov 2, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 7:10 am CDT

Unless you’re new to being outraged by American politics, you know that the importance of your vote is dwarfed by the influence of so-called Super PACs. A type of intermediary made available only by a 2010 Supreme Court decision, Super PACs legalize what would be illegal in any sensible society: shell organizations, which don’t have to disclose the source of their funding, and are, in turn, allowed to spend unlimited money on campaigns, as long as they’re not directly donating to the candidates or coordinating with their campaigns.

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Funny thing about Super PACs: anyone can start one. Not just faceless corporate behemoths bent on changing America, but your wacky neighbor, your kooky aunt, that rambling stoner you knew in college. Anybody. So we’ve prepared a list of some of the strangest, according to figures made available by OpenSecrets.com. They are all registered Super PACs as of this writing, they are all anonymously filed with the Federal Election Commission, and—this is important—they’ve neither raised nor spent a cent.

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Americans for America
Americans for more Rhombus
Americans for New Leadership in America Super PAC
Arguemax.com
Bears for a Bearable Tomorrow
Bringin’ Sexy PAC
Don’t Drink the Tea Party
Fat Old Man PAC
Hall & Oates Fans for America
Hilary Shmilary PAC
Hitch a Wang Bang Noodle 911 Night Long
I’m a Good Dog PAC
Larry & Charmaine’s Excellent Best Ever Super PAC
Marylanders for Better Americans in Maryland
Millennials for America
Millennials for Freedom
Millennials in Action
Millennials Rising
My Cat Xavier for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow
MyVoteCounts2Too
Occupy Obamacare
Raptors for Jesus
Rauhmel Fox is for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow
Science!
Slam Dunks, Fireworks & Eagles
Softer Voices
The Edvengers
The Empire Strikes PAC
Trucks for Cowboys
Tu PAC
Vote for the Other Guy
Vest Virginians for Common Sense
Zombies of Tomorrow

Note: There is also an American Wild Horse & Burro Assn, an American Horse Assn, an Alabama Horse Assn, and similarly named PACs for Alaska, Arizona, and so on. There are 52 in all, and again, not one of them has received any money.

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*First Published: Nov 2, 2014, 1:28 pm CST