New pro-Newt super PAC kicks off
December 13th, 2011
02:37 PM ET
11 years ago

New pro-Newt super PAC kicks off

(CNN) - Another super political action committee backing Newt Gingrich announced its launch on Tuesday, signaling a more promising fundraising future for the surging GOP presidential front-runner.

The Atlanta-based group, "Winning Our Future," is the second super PAC to form in support of the former House speaker within the last five weeks, following the start of Solutions 2012 on Nov. 10.

Super PACs are allowed to raise unlimited amounts of money for a specific candidate, as long as they don't coordinate efforts or communicate with the politicians they support.

Citing his steady debate performances and his role in the Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 1994, the group's president said Gingrich would be the most likely candidate to defeat President Barack Obama.

"What is so exciting is that more and more Americans are beginning to realize that Newt Gingrich is the right choice and Barack Obama is the wrong choice," said Becky Burkett in a statement.

Gingrich tops the GOP field in key early voting states, including Iowa, South Carolina and Florida, according to several recent polls.

As he works to keep his spot out front, Gingrich has found himself at the center of attacks from his opponents in recent days through ads, surrogates and on the debate stage.

Winning Our Future aims to fight back against the criticism in defense of its chosen candidate, promising to "work aggressively to counter the well-financed efforts of the opposition," according to a statement.

- CNN's Peter Hamby contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    Is this another New Century Contract out on America NewtOnomics Political Action Comity Non Profit ?

    A Pledge for a day !

    December 13, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  2. Jules

    The no morals and no ethics super pac kicks off for the least of them all. What a fiasco. When the people from his own party who worked with the guy say they will not support him and vote for him, doesn't that mean anything to the right? Are they really that crazed?

    December 13, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
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