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CREEP stands for the "Committee for the Re-Election of the President." It is a parody of the 1972 Nixon fundraising campaign that was involved in the infamous Watergate scandal. The resurrection of CREEP stands to highlight the origins of campaign finance reform, forty years ago, and how it has led to the current problems of Super PACs.
CREEP Super PAC has two main objectives. First, reform the tax code such that non-profits and other tax organizations contributing to Super PACs (independent expenditure committees) disclose their donors (for example, all donations above $500). Second, strengthen the public financing system and work within the recent controversial Supreme Court rulings. Congress needs to reform the system so that there's a permanent revenue source and ample incentive for candidates to participate.
CREEP Super PAC neither supports nor opposes Citizens United and SpeechNow.org. The Supreme Court has ruled. Now, reformers would be better served by focusing on tangible goals, such as reforming the tax code and presidential public financing system. CREEP Super PAC looks to Congress, not the Courts, to reform the process.
Yes! The Committee for the Re-Election of the President is officially a non-connected independent expenditure--committee only. By the Federal Election Commission's jargon, we are an "independent expenditure--committee only." Our FEC ID number is C00518019. CREEP Super PAC can do a number of things: We can raise unlimited amounts of money. We can expressly advocate--"vote for" or "vote against"--for Republicans or Democrats; however, we are not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee, so we do not contribute to campaigns or candidates. You can view all of our filing documents under Filings or by clicking here.
No. CREEP Super PAC does not expressly advocate for any candidate. We are staunchly non-partisan. We created this PAC to highlight the disclosure gaps in the current campaign finance rules. We are not your average Super PAC; however, we do reserve the right to applaud public leaders who will champion disclosure in campaign finance.
CREEP Super PAC does not accept monetary donations. And we're proud of it. We are the only Super PAC committed to raising voices not dollars. Sign our petition instead!
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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 certificate student at The George Washington University. Visit www.robertlucas.net to learn more.