Published 12/1/2018

PAC Corner

The Orthopaedic Political Action Committee (PAC) supports candidates for federal office who champion orthopaedic issues and help advance the legislative agenda of AAOS.

The PAC worked extremely hard to elect and reelect orthopaedic surgeon-friendly candidates in the 2018 midterm election. In fact, as noted by Bloomberg, it was the biggest contributor among medical provider PACs. An upcoming issue of AAOS Now will feature an extensive election analysis. In the meantime, here is a brief recap of the PAC’s activities:

  • supported 320 candidates and members, including 56 females, 44 minorities, and 20 physicians
  • had a win rate of 90 percent in the House and 86 percent in the Senate (only lost three seats)
  • raised more than $3.9 million, representing its best election cycle to date
  • attended nearly 1,200 events in Washington, D.C., and 94 in-district events, more than a 25 percent increase from the last election cycle

For more information on all Orthopaedic PAC efforts, visit www.aaos.org/pac.