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BOSTON. . . A new federal political action committee chaired by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney made its debut today with the mission of helping to elect conservative Republicans around the country.

Free and Strong America PAC will support officeholders and candidates who are dedicated to advancing social, fiscal and foreign policies that will strengthen America at this critical time in the nation’s history. The guiding focus will be on the core principles that have built and nurtured America since its founding – uncompromised military strength, a belief in the power of free markets and that a competitive America is one where taxes are low and government is small, an emphasis on strong families and a federalist approach to government that leaves decision-making as close to the people as possible.

“America is at a crossroads. If we are to remain a leader in the world, we must be prepared to tackle the numerous challenges ahead of us with the same innovation and spirit that has made us the envy of the world. Together with the candidates we support, and the help of the American people, we can embrace solutions that will create a strong economy, strong families and a strong military,” Romney said.

The PAC will support candidates running for all levels of office in the current 2008 cycle, starting at the top of the ticket with Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Targeted races will be added to the PAC website at on an ongoing basis. In the first week, featured congressional candidates include U.S. Rep. Dean F. Andal of California, Keith Fimian of Virginia, U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney of Florida, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, U.S. Rep. Tom Price of Georgia, U.S. Rep. Connie Mack of Florida and U.S. Rep. Joe Knollenberg of Michigan.

Headquartered in Boston, Free and Strong America PAC will be led by executive director Peter Flaherty, a former deputy chief of staff to Governor Romney and a deputy campaign manager in the Romney presidential campaign.


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