Flacks with PACs

Believing that "political contributions help with all sorts of clients, not just those for which the firm does public affairs work," Qorvis Communications recently set up its own political action committee. Other PR firms with federal PACs include Burson-Marsteller, Hill & Knowlton and Fleishman-Hillard. The Center for Responsive Politics' database lists which candidates Burson-Marsteller (37% Democrats, 58% Republicans), Hill & Knowlton (48% Dems, 52% Reps) and Fleishman-Hillard (47% Dems, 53% Reps) have supported. Qorvis also contributes to candidates from both major parties; "that balance is important," said their managing director.