Hoagland said his group is forming a political action committee this cycle, which will donate to candidates who support their cause. “From now on, if you lie about the FairTax, you’re going to be made to pay a price with the voters,” he said.

“In the past, campaigns have found it easier to lie about the FairTax than to defend the corrupted income tax system,” Hoagland noted. “Deliberate distortions about the FairTax will now be equally toxic.”

Hoagland said other candidates will defend their support of the FairTax if they’re backed by a strong national organization.

“If it becomes funded as well as I think it may be funded, you’ll see us playing in a lot of races,” he said.

The special election is May 18. Polls show it to be a tight race but give Burns a small lead.