Where super PACs kick back

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Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC reported about $6,900 in travel and lodging expenses at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome. Unlike similar groups, Americans for Responsible Solutions has "high visibility principles who frequently travel to events that support its development and strategic direction," said an official with the super PAC. He added that the group has held successful events abroad: "American citizens living abroad care deeply about reducing gun violence and are eager to support efforts aimed at having more responsible gun laws."

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If smoking a cigar and golfing go hand-in-hand, Puro PAC was well within its mission last year. The hybrid PAC, which promotes hand-rolled cigars and their producers, spent about $200 for a day of golf at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Fla. The group's payments for travel and hotels were “low in absolute terms” and they were made to attend political events Puro PAC was part of, said David Mason, its treasurer.

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People's Majority reported a $420 food and beverage bill at Henri, an elegant, French-inspired restaurant in Chicago. Paul Hatch, a founder of the super PAC, said the group’s executive director met with donors and “spent a lot of time with other people in the industry … vetting ways of using handheld devices, doing online advertising” and generally learning how to motivate voters to get to the polls using technology.

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A couple of super PACs reported travel expenses of $520 combined at Hotel Monaco, a boutique hotel in San Francisco's Union Square neighborhood.

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The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts were popular among super PACs, with eight groups reporting expenses at the swanky chain. They include American Bridge 21st Century, which spent roughly $1,400 at the Four Seasons Hotel Miami. An important part of the group's mission is doing research at events in various states, its spokeswoman, Gwen Rocco, wrote in an email. A donor to the group said traveling helps it keep tabs on what's happening around the country.

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American Bridge 21st Century reported a lodging bill of almost $1,900 at the W South Beach in Miami Beach, Fla. An important part of the group's mission is doing research at events in various states, its spokeswoman, Gwen Rocco, wrote in an email. A donor to the group said traveling helps it keep tabs on what's happening around the country.

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Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC reported a travel and lodging bill of about $960 at Aspen Square Condominium Hotel in Colorado. Unlike similar groups, Americans for Responsible Solutions has "high visibility principles who frequently travel to events that support its development and strategic direction," said an official with the super PAC.

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Several super PACs reported expenses totaling more than $3,800 at Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, accross the street from the waterfront Ferry Building.

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People's Majority reported a $430 bill at Michael's on the Hill. The restaurant is in a farmhouse in Vermont with views of the gardens and rolling hills nearby and the Green Mountains in the distance. Paul Hatch, a founder of the super PAC, said the group’s executive director met with donors and “spent a lot of time with other people in the industry … vetting ways of using handheld devices, doing online advertising” and generally learning how to motivate voters to get to the polls using technology.

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Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC reported about $800 in lodging expenses at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa. Unlike similar groups, Americans for Responsible Solutions has "high visibility principles who frequently travel to events that support its development and strategic direction," said an official with the group.

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American Bridge 21st Century reported a bill of about $560 at Atria in Martha's Vineyard. The restaurant offers gourmet cuisine upstairs and casual dining downstairs. An important part of the group's mission is doing research at events around the country, its spokeswoman, Gwen Rocco wrote in an email. The group has helped document 4,443 events during the current election cycle so far, she added.

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