"He's starting a PAC now for a referendum in November? It's smart for them to say that, but we all know the reality," Eberly said. "If you want to have influence nationally, you need to have favors you can call in, people that owe you. With this PAC, O'Malley can give money to other candidates in other states. Then he can go to them and say, 'Oh say can you see that money I've given you in the past?'"