Political Leanings: Republican
Spending Target: $20 million
Dick Morris, a political strategist and television commentator, was instrumental in the formation of Super PAC for America. Morris — who has worked for Republicans and Democrats and is now a Fox News contributor — sent a message to supporters announcing the formation of the political action committee and its mission to win 100 new House seats for the Republicans.
The plan – which Morris dubbed “Project 100” – will target “the 50 races we believe are ‘second-tier’ races, ones that are not in the priority list for the national committees. Ones the Democrats thought were ‘safe seats,’ " according to Morris’ letter.
The group filed its statement of organization papers on Oct. 4 with the Federal Election Commission. At that time, it told the FEC it intends to accept unlimited donations. It is soliciting corporate donations as well as individual donations. The only restrictions are that individuals must be U.S. citizens or legal residents, and the corporations have to be U.S.-based.
Its name, "Super PAC," is a term that emerged during the 2010 midterm elections in response to Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, in which the Supreme Court removed most restrictions on independent political spending by corporations and unions. Such PACs can accept unlimited contributions.