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New Super PAC formed, aims to re-elect McConnell

New Super PAC formed, aims to re-elect McConnell

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 23, 2013 at 11:45 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky (WHAS11) -- Kentucky's newest Super PAC bounded on to the Bluegrass political scene on Tuesday with the bold prediction it will set new records for independent political action.

With a goal of re-electing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in 2014, Kentuckians for Strong Leadership (KSL) announced it was filing incorporation papers.  The PAC is led by senior advisor Scott Jennings under the guidance of three board members, Steven Law, Riggs Lewis and Gail Russell.

“President Obama and his liberal allies know they can’t achieve the rest of their big government agenda unless they take out Senator Mitch McConnell, and we will raise and spend whatever it takes to prevent that from happening,” Jennings is quoted in a news release.

Law is President of another Section 527 organization, American Crossroads, and its 501(c) offshoot, Crossroads GPS.  He is the former Deputy Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush, Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, and Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Lewis is a partner in The Rotunda Group, a Kentucky-based government affairs firm.

Russell is a partner with a Louisville law firm and a former Republican National Committeewoman for Kentucky.

“Obama’s allies have demonstrated they will stoop to dishonest, gutter-level tactics because they know McConnell is the most effective firewall Kentucky has against the Obama agenda," Jennings said in a release.

 

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