The super PAC supporting Carly Fiorina for president changed its name Monday from Carly for America to CARLY for America super PAC, which stands for:
You and …
… for America … super PAC.
This is what’s known as a “backronym” — an acronym made after-the-fact, a string of words chosen to fit the five letters of Fiorina’s first name….
FEC rules state committees can only use a federal candidate’s name if they’re authorized by that candidate, something super PACS, by rule, cannot be since they’re supposed to be independent. That’s why the PACs Ready for Hillary and Stand with Rand became Ready PAC and SWR PAC, respectively. (These examples didn’t even bother to use a backronym). But Carly for America thought it could get away with the rule.