The leadership PAC was born about thirty years ago, with a simple idea: To raise money for their parties and political allies in tough election fights. But, they realized something pretty important along the way - they can use this money for just about anything...fancy meals, travel, bar tabs - and the money can come from just about anywhere, including lobbyists and special interests.
Marketplace's Steve Henn did an investigation of leadership PACs - how they work - and how candidates use them - and came up with the eye-opening results - in his series "PAC Men."
Today, Where We Live, we'll lift the veil on the world of political action committees with Steve Henn - and we'll talk about how Connecticut politicians are spending their PAC money.
Money photo by Tracy Olson.
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