Tags: senate | virginia | allen

Super PAC Formed for George Allen in Va. Senate Race

Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 09:05 AM

By Greg McDonald

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
A new super political action committee (PAC) has been formed to help Virginia Republican George Allen retake the U.S. Senate seat he lost to Democrat Jim Webb in 2006.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Tuesday that Paul Bennecke, a former political director of the Republican Governors Association, has filed with the Federal Election Commission to create Independence Virginia PAC.
 
Bennecke told the Times-Dispatch that he plans to raise at least $2 million to help Allen, who is expected to face off against former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine in the November election. Allen, also a former governor, will have to get passed several GOP challengers first.

“I think Virginia is a critical state in this year’s election,” said Bennecke, who last year helped raise money for Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s Opportunity Virginia PAC to help elect Republicans to state office.

The presumed match-up between Allen and Kaine is expected to be one of the most competitive races of the 2012 election year. The Times-Dispatch said there was “no word yet” on whether Kaine would also have the advantage of an independent super PAC working on his behalf.

But as a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, he will likely have little trouble raising money on his own.

According to the Times-Dispatch, Kaine began the year with $3.3 million in campaign cash on hand, compared to Allen’s $2 million.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Grover Norquist: Scott Walker Good Choice for 2016

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 22:50 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker bears striking similarities to former President Calvin Coolidge, making him a strong GOP can . . .

Democratic Pollsters: Obama Hurting Hillary's Chances

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 21:52 PM

Two Democratic Party pollsters say President Barack Obama is hurting Hillary Clinton's presidential chances in 2016. . . .

Newt Gingrich: Obama Could Learn From Bill Clinton's Cooperation

Sunday, 23 Nov 2014 18:00 PM

President Barack Obama's inability to work with the opposition is in stark contrast to President Bill Clinton, says form . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved