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Some association PACs shift strategy, but vote objectors still getting support

More groups applying values filter, but many resume focus on backing for their industry

Capitol money

July 23, 2021
By William Ehart

Since the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, most associations that announced a pause in their PAC contributions have restarted them, including to some of the 147 lawmakers who voted against certifying the Electoral College vote in certain states. Other associations that didn’t publicly suspend donations also are giving to objectors, in some cases liberally.

A common refrain from industry groups giving to objectors—if they comment at all—is that they will support those lawmakers who are in a position to help them or whom their PAC contributors want to support.