Sen. John Boozman announced in an e-mail to supporters this morning that he is launching his own political action committee called Arkansas for Leadership Political Action Committee (ARKPAC.)
"ARKPAC is dedicated to building a conservative majority in Washington and in Arkansas. It’s a new grassroots effort that will help identify and elect future conservative leaders. We will financially support them and encourage their campaigns anyway we can," said Boozman in his announcement.
"I was very fortunate during my U.S. Senate race to have help from many political action committees. Their support, like yours, made a difference in our ability to get our message out to the voters of Arkansas. I want to be able to make that kind of difference for other conservative candidates as well. I believe that it is important to be able to contribute to like-minded individuals, especially those who will likely become my colleagues."
Boozman’s announcement is the second such announcement in recent days. This weekend, Roby Brock reported that Congressman Tim Griffin will be launching a similar PAC called Diamond PAC.
The focus in 2012 in Arkansas for Republicans will be (1) holding the Congressional seats in the First and Second Districts, while attempting to pick up the open district in south Arkansas and (2) attempting to gain the majority in both chambers of the Arkansas state legislature. These leadership PACs could play a critical role in both of these goals while establishing Griffin and Boozman as two of the main leaders with the state Republican Party.