By Christina Wilkie - 09/27/10 10:05 PM EDT
The family of a Georgia man who died last week has requested that in lieu of flowers, mourners donate to the candidate running against President Obama in 2012.
The field of possible challengers to Obama is wide open.
Republican National Committee (RNC) spokesman Doug Heye told The Hill that the RNC has yet to establish a dedicated 2012 presidential campaign fund. “Any funds raised [now] are devoted to firing [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi [D-Calif.] in November,” he said.
A number of potential candidates, including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, have launched political action committees that could be folded into presidential campaign war chests.