A PAC, or political action committee, is a type of organization that collects campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaign for or against candidates, ballot initiatives or legislation.
An organization becomes a PAC when it receives or spends more than $2,600 to influence a federal election.
A Super PAC, also known as “independent-expenditure only committees” may not make contributions to candidate campaigns or parties, but may engage in unlimited political spending independently of the campaigns. Unlike PACs, Super PACs can raise funds without any legal limit on donation size.
Take a look at when Stephen Colbert filed to start his Super PAC, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow – it’s just as easy as filing a piece of paper.
And then Colbert transferred his Super PAC to John Stewart when Colbert was running for president in 2012.