Attack PAC

It used to be the most feared of all PACs. The National Conservative PAC (NCPAC), known as "Nickpac," mounted a series of harsh negative advertising campaigns in 1980 that it insists were responsible for defeating Democratic Senators George McGovern of South Dakota, Frank Church of Idaho, Birch Bayh of Indiana and John Culver of Iowa. In the heady aftermath, NCPAC grandly announced that it planned to shoot down 20 more liberal Senators in 1982. But NCPAC's aim has proved less deadly than thought, and its guns are beginning to backfire. NCPAC is now...

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