National Conservative Political Action Committee

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The National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC; pronounced "nick-pack"), based in Alexandria, Virginia, was a New Right political action committee in the United States that was a major contributor to the ascendancy of conservative Republicans in the early 1980s, including the election of Ronald Reagan as President, and that innovated the use of independent expenditures to circumvent campaign finance restrictions.

In 1979 Time magazine characterized NCPAC, the Conservative Caucus and the Committee for the Survival of a Free Congress (headed by Paul Weyrich) as the three most important ultraconservative organizations making up the New Right. NCPAC was founded in 1975 by conservative activists John Terry Dolan, Charles Black and Roger Stone (libertarian), with help from Richard Viguerie and Thomas F. Ellis. The group got its start through direct mail solicitations. L. Brent Bozell succeeded Dolan as the group's head after Dolan's death in December 1986, but resigned at the end of the following August over disagreement with the board on future direction of the group. The organization faded away a few years later. wiki

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