FRANKFORT — A new, independent super PAC is being formed to help U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell in his re-election bid next year.
Kentuckians for Strong Leadership announced Tuesday in an email that it is filing incorporation papers with the Kentucky Secretary of State’s office.
“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,” said Scott Jennings, the PAC’s senior advisor in a statement.
He added: “We expect to set new records for independent political action to ensure that McConnell can keep fighting for Kentucky jobs and our way of life.”
The PAC’s board members are:
*Steven Law – President of American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS, formerly 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.
*Riggs Lewis – A partner in The Rotunda Group, a Kentucky-based government affairs firm, Riggs is an attorney and has been a Republican political consultant on numerous local, state, and federal campaigns. He is also a well-known business leader in the Louisville community.
*Gail Russell – A native of Murray, Russell is a partner with a Louisville law firm and is active with various civic organizations. She was formerly Kentucky’s Republican National Committeewoman.