Professor of Government Anthony Corrado was quoted in a Los Angeles Times article on PACs and the recent influx of money into New Hampshire’s Republican Party. In the early stages of a race, PACs collect lists of supporters, which they can then hand over to campaigns for a price. An expert in campaign finance, Corrado said PACs serve as the architecture for a political campaign that could ultimately cost more than $1 billion for the nominee.

“It makes for an easy transition when it’s time to actually get moving and hit the trail daily,” he said. “Those lists and established contacts will play heavily when it comes to raising money.”