Becoming President of the United States means getting a big paycheck. But that paycheck pales in comparison to the payday enjoyed by Republican candidates while on the campaign trail, some raising millions of dollars. Money given directly to a candidate must be used for campaigning. but money given to a political action committee (PAC) can be kept by the candidate, “win or lose,” reported Addicting Info.

Watch this classic segment from the Colbert Report about how PACs work.