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Super PAC prepares to help Todd Wilcox in U.S. Senate race

All five Republicans running for Florida's open U.S. Senate seat now have a super PAC ready to help them. On Tuesday, a committee created earlier this year called Restore American Leadership stated on its website that it is supporting former CIA officer and Army veteran Todd Wilcox.

The PAC, first reported by The National Journal, had not raised or spent any money as of March 31, according to the last Federal Election Commission filings.

Wilcox sees no issue with a super PAC forming to help him even though he's tried to position himself as an outsider running against the political establishment. His campaign made clear they did not form the super PAC. His campaign spokeswoman Eric Isaac said the support shows Wilcox's growing momentum in the race.

Now all five Republican candidates have super PACs ready to help.

A committeed called Fighting for Florida Fund is aiding U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Ponte Vedra Beach. FloridAmerican Conservatives is backing U.S. Rep. David Jolly, R-Indian Shores. Reform Washington is supporting Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera. And Lets Clean Up Washington formed in March to support Manatee County land developer Carlos Beruff.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 8:09pm]


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