03/25/2013 04:01 pm ET Updated May 25, 2013

Pro-Rand Paul PAC to amplify conservative message

By Dave Levinthal

Count at least two reasons why the newly formed "Stand With Rand PAC" is notable.

First, it's a hybrid PAC -- a relatively rare, but increasingly popular vehicle that combines the advantages of a traditional political action committee and a super PAC. Under one roof, a hybrid PAC may raise limited amounts of money in one account to donate directly to politicians and unlimited amounts in another to advocate for politicians (or against their opponents) through independent advertisements.

Secondly, the committee, the name for which salutes Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., form via the "MyPAC" ready-made hybrid PAC service offered by DB Capitol Strategies -- a campaign law and consulting firm that in 2011 prompted the creation of hybrid PACs in federal court case Carey v. Federal Election Commission.

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