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America Rising: Mitt Romney staffer starting opposition research group

Mitt Romney's campaign manager is joining with two Republican National Committee staffers to form a new conservative opposition research group, America Rising.

Matt Rhoades, Mitt Romney's campaign manager and the research director for George W. Bush's 2004 campaign, will reportedly lead the effort, first reported by CNN. He will be joined by RNC research director Joe Pounder and spokesman Tim Miller.