The primary purpose of HOSTPAC is to support candidates for state and local political office whose election would be beneficial to the CRA. HOSTPAC accepts personal and corporate contributions up to $575. It is registered with the Colorado Secretary of State as a non-profit, unincorporated, non-membership political committee. HOSTPAC is not associated with any political party, candidate, issue, committee, or any organization other than CRA.
The primary purpose of HIPAC is to support issues of concern to the food service and hospitality industry. HIPAC donations may be private or corporate. Unlike candidate-oriented PACs, there is no contribution limit on issue PACs.
HOSTPAC does not get involved in federal contests, however, Restaurant PAC, the National Restaurant Association's political action committee, works closely with CRA on contributions to federal candidates from Colorado.