About Our PAC

The National Committee’s Political Action Committee (PAC) is an influential,  member-supported arm of the organization. For more than 30 years,  the PAC has endorsed and/or provided financial support to more than one-thousand candidates, incumbents or challengers in House and Senate races for the general election cycles.  

Any Democratic, Republican or Independent candidate who is seeking an endorsement or support from the National Committee PAC is asked to complete an NCPSSM candidate questionnaire and meet with the PAC interview team. An invitation to meet with the PAC is always extended to the opponent.  The PAC Board, comprised of two members of the Board of Directors, the President/CEO, the PAC Director and Government Relations and Policy Director, meets weekly to review all requests for endorsements or financial support.  Members of the PAC will often participate in endorsement events for candidates and incumbents in their home states/districts. 

The National Committee PAC also prepares a voting guide exclusively for its members to provide them with an accurate scorecard for how their Senators and Representative voted on seniors’ issues during the most recent legislative session.  

Only current NCPSSM members may contribute directly to the PAC.

2022 MidTerms

Sinema trails potential primary challengers in progressive poll

The poll of likely Democratic primary voters in Arizona tested Sinema in hypothetical match-ups with four potential challengers: In a five-way race, the poll found Rep. Ruben Gallego would beat out Sinema, 23 % to 19%.

Democrats are trying to sell Biden’s agenda. But key voters aren’t paying attention

Americans are typically not highly engaged with politics in the summer of a non-election year, still exhausted after former President Donald Trump’s chaotic tenure and disheartened by enduring political divisiveness.

Why Long-Shot Candidates Are Raising More Money Than Ever

Among non-incumbent candidates running for the House in 2022, the top fundraiser is a Democrat with no political experience running in a deep-red seat in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.

What All Those House Retirements Mean For Democrats So Far

Republican House members are retiring too, but most hail from safe districts at this point.

GOP lands top Nevada recruit, setting up competitive Senate race

Former Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s announcement that he will challenge Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto gave Republicans a top recruit in the battle for the Senate.

Can Biden Defy History in 2022?

Conventional wisdom says the Democrats are finished after the midterms. But the conventional wisdom might be wrong.

Addition Without Representation

On paper, newly released census numbers should result in increased minority representation and a Democratic advantage in Congress. But that’s not how it’s shaping up.

New spotlight on secretaries of state as electoral battlegrounds

Democrats and Republicans are preparing to pour millions of dollars into races for secretary of state in half the states next year amid a new recognition that those who oversee the electoral process can play pivotal roles in deciding an election’s outcome.

Conor Lamb preparing to launch Senate run in August

Pennsylvania Democrat joins crowded primary for open Toomey seat

Iowa Democrat Finkenauer seeking GOP Sen. Grassley’s seat

The former U.S. congresswoman is hoping her blue-collar credentials will propel her forward in a state that has grown more conservative over the years.

N.J. becomes slightly more Republican in June

GOP outpaces Democrats by more than 2-1 in new party registration, but Democrats still have 1 million more registered voters.

Murkowski has the moxie to take on Trump. Will she?

Most of the Alaskan Republican’s colleagues believe she’s leaning toward seeking a fourth term, given her fundraising and private remarks to them as well as donors.

Florida Rep. Val Demings officially enters Senate race against Rubio

Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) officially launched her Senate campaign in Florida, becoming the highest-profile Democrat yet to announce a challenge to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.).

GOP Voters’ Post-Riot Departures Help Trump’s Base Cement Grip

The shifting dynamics could sway the outcome of GOP primaries next year in several states where most if not all the voters must be registered Republicans.

Democrat Bruno Amato announces candidacy for CA 23rd Congressional District

A Navy veteran and working actor, Amato said he is “taking on Kevin McCarthy to bring better leadership to my community in the Central Valley.”

Lauren Boebert already faces three Democratic challengers in 2022, including state Sen. Kerry Donovan

The Vail Democrat indicated she was interested last month and is a critic of Boebert’s.

U.S. Rep Val Demings says she’s open to running for governor or Senate in 2022

During a recent interview, Rep. Demings said, “…there’s plenty of work to do in the House right now. If that would take me to another campaign, then I’m keeping that door open.”

Tim Ryan expected to seek Ohio Senate seat

The longtime congressman from eastern Ohio and 2020 presidential candidate is the most prominent Democrat to move toward running for the now-open seat.

What All Those GOP Retirements Mean For The 2022 Senate Map

It’s only January 2021, but three Republican senators have already announced their intentions to retire in 2022. Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina, Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and on Monday morning, Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio joined them.

Democrat Jeff Jackson Jumps Into North Carolina Senate Race

Jackson, a captain in the Army National Guard, is the second Democrat to enter the race to succeed Burr, who announced in 2016 that he would not run for a fourth term in 2022. Former North Carolina state Sen. Erica Smith, launched her campaign earlier this month.

Latest News

Could Manchin Actually Leave The Democratic Party?

While one can make a fairly convincing electoral case for why Manchin should consider switching parties, it’s most likely he’ll stay where he is considering the enormous amount of leverage he has.

Why Some Georgia Voters Split Their Senate Runoff Ballots Between Democrats and Republicans

Two Democrats in Georgia won the state’s U.S. Senate runoffs this week — a stunning upset after nearly two decades of Republican control. But, nearly 20,000 Georgians so far appear to have split their tickets in the two races.

Seniors Win with Senate Victories in Georgia

Voters elected two champions of older Americans, Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock, to the U.S. Senate — giving Democrats the majority in the upper house of Congress for the first time since 2014.

Susan Collins’s Reelection Campaign is Not Going Well

Collins’ challenger, Democratic state House Speaker Sara Gideon, raised more than $39 million dollars between July and September, Maine Public Radio reported Friday. Collins raised just $8.3 million over the same period.

Gottheimer Endorsed by National Committee to Preserve Social Security & Medicare 

“Since getting elected, I have fought against efforts to gut and privatize Social Security and Medicare, including cosponsoring the Social Security Fairness Act.”

The Battle for the Senate

The Cook Political Report yesterday called Democrats the “clear favorite” to retake control. “Republicans are just in trouble everywhere,” one Republican pollster said. Still, it’s easy to imagine Republican comebacks in a few states.

How Did Lindsey Graham End Up In Such A Close Race?

According to a recent Quinnipiac University poll, the senator has a -8 net negative approval rating in the state; Trump is at +0 in that poll.

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