Super PAC for Bachmann Switches to Romney

Thursday, 29 Dec 2011 12:11 PM

By Margaret Menge

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Citizens for a Working America, a Super PAC formed to support Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign, has defected to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, buying $475,000 worth of time on Iowa television stations, The Daily reported.

The PAC was founded in the fall of 2010 by former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell, political consultant Ed Brookover and conservative lawyer and economist Marc Nuttle. It spent more than $250,000 that year to defeat former South Carolina Democratic Rep. John Spratt.

"It will now be turned entirely to aid Bachmann," The Washington Post reported in a blog post on Aug. 17, 2011.

In fact, the PAC never spent any money in support of Bachmann's candidacy, according to Federal Election Commission records.

In changing horses mid-stream to support Romney, Citizens for a Working America joins the largest Super PAC, Restore Our Future, which has already spent almost $4 million in support of Romney this year. The two other top-spending PACs support Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, respectively.

Super PACs, once called independent expenditure committees, can raise unlimited amounts of money and spend unlimited amounts in support of candidates, but cannot have any coordination with any campaign and must disclose their donors. On its last report to the Federal Election Commission, Citizens for a Working America reported having raised just $858. The report filed after the Iowa Caucuses will reveal who contributed the remaining $474,000 and change to purchase ad time in support of Romney.




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