What Are Carey Committees and Carey Accounts?

Applies To: Federal Election Commission

A Carey Committee, sometimes known as a hybrid PAC, is a committee that can make Independent Expenditures in unlimited amounts but still have limits on money they can give directly to other campaigns and committees. Carey Committees are required to maintain separate bank accounts for the two types of expenditures.

In order to ensure the correct Financial Account in ISP is used for Carey transactions, go to the Financial Accounts option under the Lists tab. On the resulting page, click the name of the account that is used for Carey transactions and click the Carey Non-Contribution option. This option is also available when creating new Financial Accounts.

Transactions associated with this account will pull to the appropriate lines on the FEC Form 3X.