In another sign of the importance of super PACs in financing election campaigns, the Bluegrass Votes super PAC has been formed to back Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in 2014, when he is next up for re-election.
The super PAC registered with the Federal Election Commission earlier this month, citing Jeremy Hughes of Kentucky as treasurer, according to The Hill
. News of the super PAC’s formation first came from Pure Politics.
“Bluegrass Votes plans to make independent expenditures to support Sen. Mitch McConnell's upcoming re-election campaign next cycle," Justin Brasell, who ran McConnell’s 2008 re-election campaign, said in a statement.
Hughes and Brasell have been quite busy on the super PAC front lately. They also started Freedom Pioneers Action Network, a super PAC that plans to make independent expenditures in support of North Dakota GOP Rep. Rick Berg’s run for a Senate seat.
Neither super PAC was set up directly on behalf of the candidates. Super PACs can make unlimited expenditures and receive unlimited donations, as long as they don’t coordinate with federal candidates or committees or donate directly or in-kind to federal candidates or committees.
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