Politics

Joe Miller to launch political action committee

Alex Pappas Political Reporter

Joe Miller, a Tea Party star who lost a bid for the U.S. Senate in Alaska last year, is forming a new political action committee, he said Thursday.

Also on Thursday, Miller’s Western Representation PAC, another group, announced that it is launching a “Stop Romney” campaign, the same day former Republican Gov. Mitt Romney announced his run for president.  The Huffington Post, a liberal news site, reported that Western PAC owns StopRomney.org.

Miller, who narrowly lost to Sen. Lisa Murkowski last year, said his new organization will be called Restoring Liberty Alaska PAC.

He also announced that he’s launching an organization called the Restoring Liberty Action Committee. The organizations will be launched at a Friday rally in Fairbanks.

Miller said the purpose of the Restoring Liberty Alaska PAC is “to support and elect candidates for state and local offices in Alaska who are dedicated to the principles of limited government as set forth in the Alaskan and United States Constitutions and who will work to restore the proper balance between the state and the federal government.”

Miller, who contested the results of his election, said the PAC “will also seek to ensure the integrity of the vote in Alaska.”

“During our campaign, I discovered a real wellspring of support among Alaskans and those across the nation who realized that the time had come to return our state and our nation to their founding principles,” he said.