Mac Is Back, Again

Country First: It was the theme John McCain adopted for his 2008 presidential campaign and now it's the name of his new political action committee. The PAC will aim to raise money for like minded politicians and finance McCain's travels around the country. In an email to supporters, the maverick-y Arizona Senator described the group as a “grassroots organization” meant to “strengthen our Party, better define our Republican ideals and message” and recruit and support “a new generation of Republican leaders.” Known as a leadership political action committee, this type of PAC is opposed by advocates for strict campaign rules because they provide a way around contribution limits, allowing politicians to hand out money to candidates in exchange for future favors.