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CREEP Super PAC (Committee for the Re-Election of the President Super PAC)[edit]

Background[edit]

The Committee for the Re-Election of the President (commonly referred to as CREEP Super PAC) is a registered independent expenditure--only committee (also known as a Political Action Committee or PAC) with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Its FEC ID number is C00518019.[1] It is a Super PAC because it has the authority to raise unlimited amounts of money, potentially from certain 501(c) organizations that are not required to disclose its donor list under the current tax code. As a super PAC, it can expressly advocate--"vote for" or "vote against"--for a party candidate (e.g., Republicans and/or Democrats), but it cannot be authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

Mission[edit]

Its mission is to "raise voices not dollars." CREEP Super PAC supports any candidate, organization and individual who supports these three values: "Reform the tax code to prevent anonymous donations to Super PACs"; "strengthen our presidential financing system to avoid the corrosive problems of fundraising and money in elections"; and, "highlight the problems (and solutions) of the past so we can build a more democratic system and lessen the influence of money in politics."[2]

Location[edit]

CREEP Super PAC registered at the Watergate Complex post office (PO Box 58092, Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037-9997).[3] It registered at the Watergate given the historical significance of the 1972 Committee for the Re-Election of the President, President Nixon's campaign committee. The 1972 Committee for the Re-Election of the President (known as "CRP" by supporters or "CREEP" by critics) led the Watergate burglaries. CREEP Super PAC was established in 2012 on the 40th anniversary of the Watergate Scandal.[4]

Leadership[edit]

Robert Lucas is the Founder and Treasurer of CREEP Super PAC. He is a Master of Public Policy student at Georgetown University and Survey Design and Data Analysis Certificate student at The George Washington University.[5]

Media[edit]

CREEP Super PAC has been cited in ProPublica[6], BillMoyers.com[7], Roll Call[8], and MSNBC's Chris Jansing & Co.[9].

See Also[edit]

CREEP Super PAC, [| http://www.raisevoicesnotdollars.org]}} Robert Lucas, [| http://www.robertrlucas.com]}}

References[edit]

  1. ^ Federal Election Commission: Independent Expenditure-Only Committees, [1]
  2. ^ CREEP Super PAC: About Us, [2]
  3. ^ CREEP Super PAC, [3]
  4. ^ CREEP Super PAC: FAQs, [4]
  5. ^ www.RobertRLucas.com, [5]
  6. ^ Kim Barker, [6], "The Return of CREEP", April 12, 2012
  7. ^ Michael Winship, [7], "Nixon, CREEP and Watergate: They’re Baaacck!" April 13, 2012
  8. ^ Eliza Newlin Carney, [8], "Using Super PACs to Get Rid of Super PACs", May 8, 2012
  9. ^ YouTube, [9], "Robert Lucas introduces CREEP Super PAC on MSNBC", May 9, 2012