Junior Democratic Reps. Altmire, Nye Form Leadership PACs

Posted April 22, 2009 at 11:03am
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Jason Altmire (Getty)

Two junior members of the House Democratic majority have formed leadership PACs, which members of Congress use as fundraising vehicles to assist their congressional colleagues.

Reps. Jason Altmire , a second-term member from Pennsylvania, and Glenn Nye , a freshman from Virginia, are sponsoring the new PACs, which generally can give $5,000 per election to a candidate for Congress.  

Altmire’s PAC is called Southwest Pennsylvania Political Action Committee (SWPA PAC), a reference to the region in which his 4th Congressional District is located. Nye’s committee, Tidewater PAC , also references his constituency in Virginia’s 2nd District, a southeastern area that abuts the Chesapeake Bay and is dominated by the city of Virginia Beach.