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Posted at 11:47 a.m. on July 3, 2013
A two-term member who sits on the House Agriculture Committee has just formed a leadership PAC in time to collect contributions during the House’s continued consideration of the $500 billion farm bill.
Rep. Scott Tipton, R-Colo., has registered his new leadership PAC, Taking an Independent Perspective Together for Our Nation (TIPTON) PAC.
With House consideration of another farm bill in July, Tipton may be able to take advantage of a fundraising opportunity. So far in 2013-2014 PACs have given almost $5 million to members of the House Agriculture Committee. View Political MoneyLine’s 2013-2014 financial profile of the Agriculture Committee.
Compared to his campaign committee, Tipton’s leadership PAC will be able to contribute higher amounts to other members’ campaigns or their PACs. Tipton may also feel he has an obligation to help other members. In the 2011-2012 cycle, the PACs of other members gave Tipton’s campaign $144,250, and the campaign committees of other members gave Tipton’s campaign $37,000. View Tipton’s 2011-2012 financial profile.
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