This question about legislators ignoring the wishes of PACs is a terrific question at this time when campaigns for election or re-election are in full swing. In my opinion, the reason legislators will find them difficult to ignore is the huge amounts of money it takes to be elected. . Campaigns cost obscene amounts of money and right now, PACs influence legislators by pouring money into the candidate's campaign or by paying for advertising which supports their campaign or ideas. Conversely, a PAC can also work to defeat the candidate and support the opponent. A PAC or Political Action Committee wields influence in states far from their own because of the advertising they pay for to support or defeat a candidate who is in line with their views. For me, it feels way too much like buying an election because there are so few controls on the money needed to run for office. Election money too often influences legislators to support the wishes of PACs.