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Bachmann SuperPAC Defects to Romney

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

 

Where's the Love?

The Daily is reporting that Citizens for a Working America, a so-called Super PAC that had earlier backed Michele Bachmann has now launch an ad campaign backing Mitt Romney.  This is extraordinarily convenient timing, with the Iowa caucuses only six days away, and it’s more evidence that the Romney crowd has things all sewn up behind the scenes.  Here, we have a PAC shifting from Bachmann to Romney.  It makes you wonder what other surprises are in store.   You might wonder how much CWA has spent so far in supporting Bachmann, but according to OpenSecrets.org, they’ve spend $0 in the 2012 election cycle.  That’s right, they said they would support Bachmann, but according to OpenSecret, they’ve spent exactly nothing in support of her campaign. Last year, the group ran ads against Rep. John Spratt, (D-SC.)

There’s not much published about this Super PAC, but thus far, I’ve found that Ken Blackwell, former Ohio Secretary of State, is supposed to be the chair of this Super PAC, and David Langdon, is listed as treasurer of the group in SEC filings.  What’s a little disturbing to me is that a group that was allegedly going to be supporting Bachmann has yet to show any expenditures on her behalf, but now seems to be throwing support to and making expenditures on behalf of Romney. With supporters like that, who needs opponents?