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Just as Super PAC officially enters the language via lexicographers at Merriam-Webster,  Ruby Cramer at Buzzfeed reports the formation of yet another Super PAC for Hillary 2016.

Chris Cillizza announced the inclusion of Super PAC in the online unabridged version of the Merriam-Webster in today’s Washington Post.

‘Super PAC’ is now an official part of the English language

It’s official: ‘Super PAC’ is now in the dictionary. The Merriam-Webster online unabridged edition, to be precise.

Here’s the entry (and thanks to the Center for Public Integrity for flagging):

Super PAC, noun: a type of political action committee that is legally permitted to raise and spend larger amounts of money than the amounts allowed for a conventional PAC; specifically: an independent PAC that can accept unlimited contributions from individuals and organizations (such as corporations and labor unions) and spend unlimited amounts in support of a candidate but that cannot directly contribute money to or work directly in concert with the candidate it is supporting.

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Meanwhile, over at Buzzfeed, Ruby Cramer introduced HillaryPAC.  If you need a scorecard to keep up, Ruby simplifies the complicated topography.

Yet Another Clinton Group Materializes

Add HillaryPAC to the still growing list of groups dedicated to Hillary Clinton’s possible campaign.

The PAC’s founder has ties to the infamous “D.C. Madam” case.

posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:53pm EDT

BuzzFeed Staff

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There’s “Ready for Hillary,” “Hillary For The Win,” “Time for Hillary,” and the “Hillary Clinton Super PAC” — there’s even “Just Say No to Hillary,” “Defeat Hillary,” “Stop Hillary,” and the ominously titled “Hillary Project.”

Now, another political action committee, “HillaryPAC,” joins the nine existing groups dedicated exclusively to electing, or defeating, a presidential candidate who hasn’t announced her campaign, who may not even decide to run after all.

HillaryPAC, the latest pro-Hillary Clinton effort, launched on Tuesday morning with a new website and web video. Sam Deskin, the group’s founder, said HillaryPAC won’t be too different from the other outfits backing a Clinton run — particularly Ready for Hillary, the largest of the five, which focuses on building an early and extensive list of people across the country who would support and volunteer for Clinton in 2016.

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