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What is the difference between the PAC and the Conduit?

What is the Wisconsin Hospitals PAC?

A PAC is a fund to which individuals can make voluntary political contributions. Contributions to a PAC are pooled together to support the campaigns of state and local candidates who understand Wisconsin hospitals. The Wisconsin Hospitals PAC gives to both Democrats and Republicans. Wisconsin Hospitals PAC dollars can also be used to fund positive newspaper ads about candidates and other similar efforts.

What is the Wisconsin Hospitals Conduit?

By far the most popular method of contributing, a conduit is another vehicle through which individuals can make voluntary political contributions. Consider it your own mini-political checking account. It is popular because unlike a PAC, individuals who contribute to a conduit account retain control over which candidates receive those dollars. Once an individual has money in his/her conduit account, the individual can then contribute those dollars to candidates and committees of his/her choice.

It’s important when making a contribution to the conduit fund to provide us with a personal email address and phone number so that we may contact you regarding opportunities where you may want to release your funds.

You can contribute to these funds in one of three ways:
  • To contribute online via personal credit card, visit the Contribute page.
  • To contribute by check, download the program brochure, complete the form and mail both the form and check to:

Wisconsin Hospitals PAC & Conduit
5510 Research Park Drive
PO Box 259038
Madison, WI 53725-9038

  • To contribute by phone or for questions, please contact:
    • Kari Hofer, Vice President/Advocacy, Wisconsin Hospital Association, at 608-268-1816 or
    • Nora Statsick, political affairs consultant at 608-239-4535 or


Your contributions help make an impact!