Two prominent Republicans have formed a "super" political action committee to help Rep. Michele BachmannMichele BachmannWhy Republicans took aim at an ethics watchdog Will Trump back women’s museum? Michele Bachmann on Trump victory: ‘God did this’ MORE's (R-Minn.) presidential campaign.
Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell and longtime Republican strategist Ed Brookover organized the super-PAC, Citizens for a Working America, as first reported by The Washington Post. The organization can take unlimited donations from individuals and corporations.
Brookover said that since the group had just launched, it was unclear what its fundraising goal would be, but said "we're looking millions."
Bachmann has seen a surge in the polls since she launched her campaign two months ago, but many GOP strategists wonder whether she can raise the money necessary to compete with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, both of whom have national fundraising networks. A super-PAC supporting Romney already has $12 million in the bank for him.
If Bachmann will be able to compete financially, Brookover and Blackwell's new venture could be a big part of that.