The committee filed paperwork with the FEC on Wednesday, marking the first time that a sitting Vice President has launched his own PAC. Pence will use funds from the committee to, among other things, pay Air Force Two costs as he travels to campaign for Republicans or himself, NBC reports.
PACs can accept donations from individuals of up to $5,000, and the structure means Pence can incorporate much of his past fundraising activity into the new committee. A source told NBC that the money will support Pence’s run for re-election as Vice President in 2020.
Pence filed to establish his PAC during a controversial week for President Trump’s administration.
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