The new [independent Revolution] PAC comes as Paul is running a more serious campaign than in 2008, making significant early-state TV buys and an all-out organizing push ahead of next month’s critical Ames straw poll. Money is already coming in to the PAC, [Gary] Franchi said, and he hopes that this will allow them to be active in Iowa ahead of that vote.
Mitt Romney and Rick Perry also have Super PACs formed specifically with the intention of helping their presidential campaign.
The latest example of Paul’s fervent supporters’ transformation from the largely political neophytes of four years ago to people more schooled in conventional electoral politics, Revolution PAC was formed by over a dozen conservatives who have been active in Paul’s political orbit. They include Joe Becker, counsel to Paul’s 2008 campaign; Penny Langford Freeman, Paul’s former political director, and Thomas Woods, an author who’s 2009 book features a foreword by Paul and who has spoken at many of his events.