Newt Gingrich super PAC forms

at 02:08 PM ET, 12/13/2011

A former aide to frontrunning presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has created a super PAC to raise unlimited sums to help his candidacy.

The group, called Winning Our Future, is lead by Becky Burkett, a former top fundraiser for American Solutions for Winning the Future, an orgaization that Gingrich founded to promote his political views while he left office in 1998.


Republican presidential candidate former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich participates in a Lincoln-Douglas style debate with former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire December 12, 2011. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
“We are motivated by the fact that Americans must make the right choice next November at the ballot box or this great nation will not be recognizable,” Burkett said in a statement announcing the group. “What is so exciting is that more and more Americans are beginning to realize that Newt Gingrich is the right choice and Barack Obama is the wrong choice.”

The Atlanta-based group is the latest in series of independent efforts backing the major candidates and run by their former aides.

Under new campaign finance rules, the super PACs can accept unlimited contributions but are not allowed to coordinate with candidates or campaign officials on strategy.

Several of the groups — including “Make Us Great Again”, which is aligned with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and “Restore Our Future, a super PAC with ties to former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, have already spent millions on this year’s race.

 
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