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Top Pelosi staffer is given the go-ahead to oversee super PAC by the next Democratic House leader.

Mike Smith was a top aide to former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He has been named head of the House Majority PAC, which raises and distributes ads for Democrats in Congress. The PAC is the principal outside group that funds ads for Democratic members of Congress. HMP raised money from wealthy donors but operates under stricter campaign finance limits. Mike Smith has been named as the new chairman of the House Majority PAC (HMP), replacing Alixandria Lapp, who founded the group in 2011. HMP spent nearly $181 million to support Democratic House candidates in the 2022 cycle after attracting unregulated donations from some of the biggest donors in politics.