The PAC to End All PACs: Pro-Reform MayDay Gets Huge Chunk from LinkedIn Co-Founder

The 'dark money' of political action committees (PACs) is so all-pervasive it seems impossible to stop. What radical vehicle can a concerned citizen use to reinstate Dodd-Frank, or repeal the brazenly stupid ruling in Citizen's United? Why, a PAC of course.

The MayDay Political Action Committee has one suicidal mission, to end the need for PACs like itself to exist. It calls itself the "super PAC to end all super PACs" and states in its website bio it has:

...the objective of electing a majority of Congress that has either cosponsored, or pledged to support, fundamental reform of the way elections are funded.

Noble, useful, and above all, necessary.

The organization just got a huge boost from the co-founder of LinkedIn, too. A million bucks to forward their mission. Opensecrets.org reports:

Reid Hoffman, LinkedIn cofounder and noted Silicon Valley investor, cut a $1 million check to MayDay PAC last week according to pre-general election filings.

The executive, along with other silicon valley entrepeneurs, was instrumental in getting the PAC off its feet. MayDay is sinking money into the campaigns of politicians (liberal or conservative) who want to see big money curbed, with the obvious eventual hope of getting enough of them elected they'll legislate MayDay out of existence.

So far in this cycle, this is who've they've helped:

MayDay has supported eight candidates this cycle — five Democrats, two Republicans and Independent Greg Orman. The PAC’s biggest early focus was on the New Hampshire Republican primary, in which it supported Jim Rubens against eventual winner Scott Brown. MayDay spent $1.5 million in support of Rubens, its largest expenditure on a single candidate to date.

In recent weeks MayDay has shifted its focus to high-profile Senate races in Kansas and South Dakota, supporting Orman in his effort to unseat Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Democratic candidate Rick Weiland in his bid to fill the seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.).

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