One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.


Bundling, Conduit and Conflict of Interest defined

Bundling -- The practice of pooling individual contributions from various people -- often those employed by the same business or in the same profession -- in order to maximize the political influence of the bundler. Typically, all of the checks collected in this way are sent or delivered to candidates on the same day.


Conduit -- A person, group, or organization that forwards others' contributions to candidates, a legal activity under federal law.


Conflict of Interest -- The situation that results when an umpire takes money from the players, when a judge takes money from defendants and prosecutors, and when government officials take campaign contributions from people whose economic interests are affected by government policy-making.


Coming to Terms:

A Money-in-Politics Glossary

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