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Name your own personal super PAC!

Your name here. (Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images)

Thinking about running for office? Good for you!

You'll need a lot of money, though. Used to be you could get by on fundraising for your own campaign. Not anymore. Now everyone has a few super PAC friends dropping a negative campaign ad against their opponent every once in a while.

At least that used to be enough. For like two election cycles. The very latest thing is getting a super PAC solely dedicated to raising money for you! And here, should you need it, is the evidence.

In 2014, there are 64 single-candidate super PACs. They have raised $34.3 million. And, most important, they have patriotic-sounding names designed to help raise money for the candidates they are affiliated with. Like the New Hampshire PAC to Save America, which is trying to boost Republican Jim Rubens's competitiveness against Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) and Scott Brown (who knows how much that phrase "to Save America" could help him in the polls?).

If you want to run for office, getting someone to start a single-candidate super PAC with an awesome name is the first step. Which is why you should try our super PAC name generator. We'll let you figure out the details of how the name gets to the super PAC treasurer (coordination is verboten). We're keeping out of this.

Put in your name, your party affiliation and your state, and give it a try!

Jaime Fuller reports on national politics for "The Fix" and Post Politics. She worked previously as an associate editor at the American Prospect, a political magazine based in Washington, D.C.
Philip Bump writes about politics for The Fix. He is based in New York City.



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