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  • n. A tax-exempt organization whose role is to influence the selection, nomination, election, appointment or defeat of candidates for federal, state or local public office.


Named after section 527 of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, which governs them. (Wiktionary)


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  • An adovocacy group in the US; named after the clause number which gives them greater freedom than political parties to accept large donations from single individuals; eg the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SWVT)

    October 7, 2008