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New Report on the Results of the Trends in Federal Business Political Action Committees Study for the 2011 – 2012 Election Cycle Published Today

June 21, 2013

For Immediate Release:                   Media Contacts: John Brandt
June 21, 2013                                       202-994-3199; [email protected]
                                                             Angela Olson
                                                             202-994-3087; [email protected]


WASHINGTON—George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and Sagac Public Affairs today published the 5th report on the results of the “Trends in Federal Business Political Action Committees Study.” This study was conducted between April 22 and May 21, 2013 covering a sample of more than 2,000 federal business political action committees to evaluate fundraising, communication and disbursement activities during the last election cycle.

“The goal of this research, along with all of 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.

According to David Rehr, acting research director of GSPM, “The findings from this study will give individuals working for business political action committees and those studying PACs the opportunity to find out what is working and what could be enhanced in this very important sector of American politics.”

The study was first developed by Sagac Public Affairs in 2004 to uncover trends in business PAC programming and is conducted every two years. This particular round of research was organized exclusively by Sagac, GSPM, the National Association of Business PACs and Lobbyist.INFO. It assesses the latest trends in fundraising, communications and disbursements of federal qualified funds, as well as corporate political expenditures.

The report on the study results along with detailed charts and additional breakdowns can be found in the “Research” section under “Reports and Analysis” at,.

About the GW Graduate School of Political Management
GW’s Graduate School of Political Management, the pioneer school in the nonpartisan study of political management and applied politics, offers graduate programs in political management, legislative affairs, public relations and PAC management, as well as international programs in Latin America and Europe. The school educates students and professionals in the tools, principles and values of participatory democracy; preparing them for careers as ethical and effective advocates and leaders at the international, national and local levels.

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