In February, O'Dwyer's listed the 2003 fee income for Qorvis as being $12.2 million.  O'Dwyers refers to Patton Boggs being an "investor" in Qorvis and as an "affiliate".  
According to PR Week, Qorvis formed its own federal political action committee in the summer of 2004, called Q-PAC. "The agency decided to do that, says managing director Don Goldberg, because it's so important to get clients in front of policy makers." According to the Center for Responsive Politics database, Q-PAC had only raised $3,187 as of October 2004.
"Qorvis has a PAC committee, which Goldberg heads, split evenly between Democrats and Republicans, that decides what contributions Q-PAC should make. The committee doesn't actually take a vote, but tries to form a consensus. 'The person who suggests it says why it would help our clients or our firm and what amount it should be,' Goldberg says. 'If someone objects and we can't resolve it, then we don't do it.' Q-PAC has already made some contributions to candidates of both parties. That balance is important to the agency, Goldberg says - Qorvis has professionals from both sides of the political aisle."