According to federal election law, a political action committee may contribute up to $5,000 per candidate per election. This includes special, run-off, primary, and general elections. For example, a candidate running in a primary and general can receive up to $10,000 from UROPAC ($5,000 for the primary election and $5,000 for the general election), as long as the contributions come before the election for which they have been designated.
The UROPAC Board will create a slate of candidates on an annual basis which UROPAC will designate 70% of its resources per two year election cycle. UROPAC will reserve 30% of its resources to be allocated on an ongoing basis with approval of the Chair and Vice-Chair. In implementing the slate, the Board will convene quarterly conference calls to approve distributions and will strive to allocate PAC resources as follows:
$5,000-10,000 to targeted members of the Congressional Leadership
$5,000 to targeted Full Committee Members of four key jurisdictional committees
- House Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means Committees
- Senate Finance and HELP Committees
$5,000-10,000 to targeted Health Subcommittee Members of four key jurisdictional committees
Up to $10,000 for targeted friendly Members off of four key jurisdictional committees
Up to $10,000 for targeted friendly physician members off of four key jurisdictional committees
The PAC will encourage:
Urologists to attend local political events or deliver checks in the member’s districts, so that not all checks are presented in Washington, DC.
When contributing to national committees of political parties, effort should be made for urologists and staff to attend eligible events that become available as a result of these contributions.
Urologists to serve on campaign or issue committees of Members of Congress.
In any year the allocation of the contributions between the two major parties will be reasonable and balanced.
Support of incumbent Members of Congress whenever possible; supporting a challenger can only be done with the full vote of the Board of Directors.
Support of candidates in open seats (after the conclusion of the primary election) on a case-by-case basis.
Support of elected Members’ campaign debt retirement on a case-by-case basis.
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