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The Week contest: Silly super PACs

Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

Click here for the results of the previous contest: Clock phrases

Last week's question: To mock campaign-finance laws, some folks have registered new political action committees with satirical names such as Talkin' Smack PAC, Bears for a Bearable Tomorrow, and Joe Six PAC. We asked you what the name of your super PAC would be.

RESULTS:

THE WINNER: Foreclosed and Living in a Cardboard Shack PAC
Cris, Simon, Mel, Matt & Dude Hamilton Ivers, Holualoa, HI

SECOND PLACE: Wealthy Brat PAC
Michael Akkerman, New York, NY

THIRD PLACE: I Didn't Know There Was a PAC for That! PAC
Lee Wohlers, Hardwick, VT
 

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Citizens Divided on Citizens United
Angela James, Westminster, MD

Obama PACK
Christopher C. Jaeckel, Earleville, MD

Gainful Employment Lack PAC
John Walsh, Mercer Island, WA

Outta Whack, Been Smokin' Crack, Send More Troops to Iraq PAC
George J. Bryjak, Bloomingdale, NY

PAC'in Heat (Gun Lobby)
Ian Kosky, Valparaiso, IN

AFLAC PAC (Insurance Lobby)
Steve Robinson, The Villages, FL

Cigarette PAC (Tobacco Lobby)
Paul Moertl, Wauwatosa, WI

Ms. PAC-man (Women's Lobby)
Brian De Lorenzo, Dorchester Center, MA

Buyin' Elections Like It's Our Job
Meredith Rieger, West Chester, PA

Get Your Money Back PAC
Denis Lohman, Devon, PA

Let's Control the Election PAC
Kenneth R. Updegrove, Cedaredge, CO

Now You Are Mine! PAC
M.V. Larinoff, Leesburg, FL

Where's My Jet PAC
Mark McGann, Austin, TX

Americans for No PACs PAC
Kurt von Kampen, Seward, NE

No Political Ads Until October PAC
H.B. Stultz Jr., East Stroudsburg, PA 

Republicans Against Taxes (RAT) PAC
Doug Rued, Placerville, CA

Cameron J. Carroll for President 2052 PAC (Cameron is my grandson and it's never too early to get your name in front of the press.)
Dorothy M. Wagner, Dover, NH

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