Joe Miller focused on defeating Mitt Romney in 2012

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
Font Size:

Tea Party hero Joe Miller says he’s focused on making sure Mitt Romney doesn’t become president.

In an interview with The Daily Caller, Miller, who unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate in Alaska in 2010, said his Western Representation PAC hopes to spend at least $500,000 campaigning against Romney, a Republican candidate, in early primary states like New Hampshire.

“It’s about getting the government back to its fundamentals, limiting government and showing that Romney is not embracing that approach,” Miller said of his PAC’s “Stop Romney” campaign.

Miller, who chairs the Western Representation PAC, said he’s not supporting any other GOP candidate.

Miller said Romney has a “big government approach.” The PAC will publicize the former Massachusetts governor’s history of flip-flopping, or as Miller said, “where Romney use to be and where he claims to be today.”

“Unless you have the perspective of government that puts the constitution first, that means getting back to the enumerated powers, you have no business running for president and we’re not going to support you and in fact, we’re going to stop you,” Miller said.

Last week, Miller launched another PAC called Restoring Liberty Alaska, a committee focused on Alaskan politics. He also announced that he’s launching an organization called the Restoring Liberty Action Committee.

Miller, a largely unknown lawyer who campaigned as the conservative in his Senate race last year, shocked the political world by defeating sitting Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the GOP primary. But he lost in the general election after Murkowski ran as a write-in candidate.

It’s been speculated that Miller could challenge Republican Rep. Don Young for an Alaskan congressional seat in 2010, Democratic Sen. Mark Begich for U.S. Senate in 2014 or Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski for the Senate in 2016.

But asked if it’s possible that he’ll run for office again, Miller was mum.

“We haven’t excluded anything, although we don’t have any definite plans for that,” he said.