Supporters of Sen. David Vitter, R-La., this past summer launched a super PAC to bolster his future campaigns, organizers of the committee told the Washington Examiner on Wednesday.
The Fund For Louisiana’s Future was registered in Baton Rouge and with the Federal Election Commission, so that it could invest money in a Vitter gubernatorial bid in 2015 or the Republican’s Senate re-election campaign, depending on what he decides to do. The organization reported in July that it raised $780,000 in about six weeks of operation, according to Charlie Spies, the GOP operative behind the effort.
Although Vitter's next race is a ways off, Fund For Louisiana's Future has already started advertising. The group has been running digital banner ads on NOLA.com, the website for the New Orleans Times-Picayune newspaper. The ads are designed to capitalize on Vitter's high-profile opposition to Obamacare, in particular his effort to eliminate the employer health care contribution for congressional staff who purchase health care through an Affordable Care Act exchange.
Spies said the super PAC’s immediate strategy is to focus on digital advertising and social media, targeting individuals accessing the Internet in Louisiana and Washington.
Spies, an attorney, was a principle leader of a super PAC that supported Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in 2012.