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2018 Trends in Federal Business Political Action Committees Report

A report on the results of the Trends in Federal Business Political Action Committees Study for the 2017–2018 election cycle

For Immediate Release

April 11, 2019

Contact: Jeri Richardson


Washington, DC – Sagac Public Affairs, the National Association of Business Political Action Committees and are publishing the eighth report today on the results of the “Trends in Federal Business Political Action Committees Study.” This study was conducted between February 12 and March 4, 2019, covering a sample of more than 2,000 federal business PACs to evaluate the top fundraising operations and disbursement activities during the last election cycle.

“The goal of this research, along with all the PAC research Sagac has provided over the last decade, is to identify the most successful fundraising, communication and political giving tactics being employed in the marketplace,” said Trey Richardson, Managing Partner of Sagac.

The Trends report was first developed by Sagac in 2004 to uncover the leading trends in business PAC programming and provide actionable insight for the PAC community. This biennial study assesses the latest trends in fundraising, communications and disbursements of federal qualified funds, as well as corporate political expenditures.

The report on the research results is available for download here and also can be found in the “Insights” section under “Reports and Analysis” at, along with detailed charts and additional breakdowns.

Sagac Public Affairs is a national company providing communications, research, fundraising and management solutions to hundreds of political, nonprofit and corporate organizations.


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