College Students Following Colbert's Lead To Form Super PACs

College Students Following Colbert's Lead To Form Super PACs
New York -- When Paul Benefiel sent an email to Stephen Colbert asking for advice on how to set up his own super Pac at the University of Texas at Austin, he doubted Colbert would read his message at all. So it was a big surprise on March 29, when Colbert not only read it on his show, "The Colbert Report," but announced a Super Pac Super Fun Kit for sale online that would show college students how to start their own super PACs.

"Honestly, that email was a complete shot in the dark," said Benefiel, a sophomore chemical engineering student. "I didn't hear back from ['The Colbert Report'] for months."

Benefiel had been studying the changes in campaign finance laws that allowed for the existence of super PACs (political action committees that are able to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money without strict disclosure rules to follow). Benefiel's idea to form his
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