UConn Professors Find Ideology, Not Business, Inspires Super PACs

UConn Professors Find Ideology, Not Business, Inspires Super PACs
September 1, 2017
Hartford, CT

Super PACs created to influence presidential and congressional election campaigns are primarily associated with ideological and issue-based causes rather than businesses, according to a study by UConn researchers.

The study, “The Impact of Associational Ties on the Financing of Super PACs,” analyzed information about super PACs and their donors who participated in the 2010 through 2016 election cycle and was led by Paul Herrnson, professor of political science in UConn’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. He and Douglas Spencer, UConn associate professor of law and public policy, presented the findings at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in San Francisco today.

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