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The 5 Newest Hybrid PACs

Hybrid PACs -- part traditional, part super -- are new on the fundraising scene, and they're popularity is growing since they were first born last year.

The Carey v. FEC case allowed traditional PACs to essentially open a second bank account that can accept unlimited contributions to use for independent expenditures and operating costs.

Last year, 14 formed. Now, there's 43, and they run the gamut from supporting candidates who back Lesbian causes to cigar retailers looking to prevent federal regulations.

Here are the babies of the hybrid PAC bunch, with all 43 listed after the jump:

The National Union Superpac officially started on June 29 and hasn't raised any funds yet.

The Freshmen Hold'em PAC started June 21 and hasn't raised money yet. The PAC is asking freshmen members to contribute to help vulnerable, freshmen Republicans remain in office, with at least 27 principals are set to receive support, the Alley's Ben Terris reported.

Liberty Unleashed, which is associated with the Paul Festival (as in, Ron Paul), filed as a hybrid PAC on June 2. It hasn't reported any funds yet, and the festival takes place Aug. 24 to 26 in Tampa, Fla,. wrapping up just before the Republican National Convention there.
  
Maverick PAC USA, a conservative group, has been around since 2006, but filed May 22 as a hybrid PAC. They've raised $146,640 so far this cycle.

PACPLUS started in March and became a hybrid PAC on May 21. The liberal group has raised $130,634 this year.

Check out all 43 hybrid PACs after the jump:

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