RELEASE: SCF to Form Super PAC
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 2, 2012DeMint Makes Leadership PAC IndependentSenate Conservatives Fund to form Super PAC, empowering conservatives to do even more to make their voices heard
Alexandria, VA — Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) notified the Federal Election Commission (FEC) that the Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) will no longer be designated as his Leadership PAC, a move that makes the 100,000-member, grassroots organization independent and frees it to form a Super PAC.
"If we're going to save this country, we have to elect more conservatives to the U.S. Senate," said Senator DeMint. "Making the Senate Conservatives Fund independent of me will allow it do even more to elect the kind of leaders we need to repeal Obamacare and balance the budget."
FEC rules prohibit Leadership PACs, which are connected to an elected official, from operating as a Super PAC. By converting SCF to a traditional PAC, unrelated to a federal officeholder, it can now form a Super PAC and raise unlimited contributions from individuals and corporations.
"SCF has become a low-dollar fundraising machine for conservative candidates," said SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins. "This change will allow us to take the next step and gradually increase our independent expenditures. The more radio and television ads we can run to promote conservative candidates, the more races we're going to win."
"The Supreme Court's decision on Obamacare last week was a real wake-up call for Americans who love freedom," added Senator DeMint. "It's now clear that the only way to save this country is for conservatives to rally together to win elections. Now is the time for people to engage the political process like never before and do everything they can send principled fighters to the U.S. Senate."
The Senate Conservatives Fund (SCF) is an independent, grassroots organization made up of over 100,000 donating members from across the nation who work together to elect principled leaders to the U.S. Senate. SCF often supports underdog candidates who have been overlooked or even opposed by the Washington establishment.
SCF raised $9.3 million in the 2010 election cycle and helped elect U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Ron Johnson (R-WI). SCF has already raised more than $8 million in the 2012 election cycle and is supporting Josh Mandel (R-OH), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mark Neumann (R-WI), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Richard Mourdock (R-IN).
The new Super PAC arm of the Senate Conservatives Fund will be called Senate Conservatives Action and can be found online at SenateAction.com
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