How Leadership PACs Became Politicians’ Preferred Ticket to Luxury Living

What do $741,000 at St. Regis hotels and
resorts, $871,000 in golf-related expenses,
and $469,000 worth of spending at Walt
Disney properties all have in common?
These expenditures, and many more,
encapsulate how federal officeholders and
candidates use so-called “leadership PACs”
to subsidize lavish lifestyles on their donors’
Little-known beyond the Beltway, these often overlooked
political committees, conceived in
the 1970s, are frequently described as slush
funds — and nearly every member of Congress
has one.