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Matt Kibbe Leaves FreedomWorks to Head up Rand Paul Super PAC

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In a move designed to turn around those "Rand Paul's money problem" headlines, Matt Kibbe, president of the influential Tea Party group FreedomWorks, is leaving that organization to head up a Paul-supporting Super PAC called Concerned American Voters. The Wall Street Journal has details:

Concerned American Voters announced that it already has 40 full-time paid staffers in the Republican primary state of Iowa and says it has millions of dollars in fundraising pledges lined up.

Mr. Kibbe will join Concerned American Voters with the title of senior adviser. Jeff Frazee, the executive director of the conservative group Young Americans for Liberty, will serve as president of the new super PAC. Mr. Frazee also will remain in his position at Young Americans for Liberty, which was formed as an outgrowth of the Ron Paul 2008 presidential campaign.

Concerned American Voters is the second major super PAC to announce support for Rand Paul. The other group to endorse him, America's Liberty PAC, helmed by longtime Paul loyalist Jesse Benton, is expected to focus on television ads and other paid media campaigns.

For its part, Concerned American Voters aims to build a national network of volunteers as well as support paid field organizers for get-out-the-vote operations on behalf of Mr. Paul. It also is expected to build a digital operation focused on social-media engagement.

Kibbe's access to donor and activist networks is likely to be a shot in the arm to the Paul campaign, as is his presence in the media. Here he is talking to Reason TV two months ago about Rand Paul and criminal justice reform:

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  5. I like Mat, from some years of off and on viewing him making a libertarian case in a low key fashion. Sadly, I have just read that Rand is one of several Repub Senators who voted against a subpoena to the Obamacare org for DC to get the name(s) of what congress-critter sent fraudulent documents to that Obamacare org so as to get subsidies. This was discovered, and the Obamacare org wont release that name or names. This whole thing apparently came about because during the beginning of Obamacare a Nebraska Sen, Grassley, insisted that Congress use Obamacare. This was hard, meaning a loss of sweet benefits. Obama, Boehner (sp) and Mitch worked out a fix, and a fraudulent application designed to win subsidies was the genius fix idea. Amazingly, the crime came to light. Well, almost. Cue Rand:”……. Oh, sorry, that’s right, Rand voted against finding out who did that. The longer he lets this sit unanswered, the more likely it is to fester.

  6. Lots of concerned conservatives are worried that Rand might be carrying on the family tradition of unseriously running for president… especially after he worked to change Kentucky law so he can run to save the republic while saving his senate seat as a backup… just in case the republic doesn’t pan out.

    Conservatives can’t afford to have the conservative vote divided in the primaries for the third time in a row. I’m sure Kibbe must be aware of this by now.

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