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BCRA leads to assaults on PAC's

The Hill reports PAC cupboard nearly bare.

Panicked lawmakers are going to extraordinary lengths to raise as much money as they can by the end of the month in the face of a drought of political action committee (PAC) funds.

Individual lawmakers are holding up to seven fundraising events this month, making hundreds of phone calls a week, and even scheduling events beyond the traditional three-day congressional workweek, a departure from past custom.

The director of one political action committee said he has had to hide in the closet so that his assistant could tell prowling lawmakers that he was not in the office.