This book provides a detailed analysis of the role of political action committees (PACs) in the presidential selection process and describes how candidates succeeded in their quest by using precandidacy PACs as shadow campaign organizations.
1. Introduction 2. The Strategic Environment of the Modern Nominating Process 3. Federal Law and the New Alternatives 4. The Rise of Presidential Candidate PACs 5. The Financial Advantages of PAC Sponsorship 6. The Shadow Campaign 7. Candidate PACs and the Campaign Finance System 8. Reforming the Reforms