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Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 04/07/2011

Super PAC takes aim at Kaine

The Fix reports Thursday morning that a super PAC being run by former senator George Allen’s (R-Va.) old campaign manager is taking aim at former Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine in the Virginia Senate race.

Jason Miller, a Republican consultant who runs the Concerned Taxpayers of America PAC, is set to announce that the super PAC will be training its focus on Kaine, who launched his campaign Tuesday.

Miller will also announce that the PAC will be adding a nonprofit 501(c)(4) arm. Adding the nonprofit entity allows it to do issue advocacy ads without disclosing donors.

“Being President Obama’s ‘Best Friend Forever’ certainly got Tim Kaine invited to all the cool White House parties, but the price tag for the big-spending agenda he’s championed as chairman of the DNC is unconscionable,” Miller said.

The PAC, which focuses on fiscal issues and the national debt, spent about $1 million in the 2010 election, mostly against Reps. Frank Kratovil (D-Md.) and Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.). Kratovil lost.

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