Johnson supporters hope the increased exposure will keep the candidate in Republican debates, leading to a more publicized and successful campaign. The candidate recently participated in his second presidential debate on last week.
Johnson is widely considered an under-dog in the Republican presidential race, but his recent debate participation may have found him additional support. Since the debate, he received an endorsement from political consultant Roger Stone.
Filing as an independent expenditure committee prohibits the super PAC from coordinating with the Johnson campaign on how its funds should be used. The former campaign adviser said he did not foresee this being an issue.
“I have a lot of friends on the campaign, but we’re not going to cross any lines ... It’ll be a shadow campaign,” Casaday said. “We have the same goals in mind, but we’re just ramped out on a second track.”