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Libertarian Super PAC Encourages Amash Senate Run, Pledges ‘Six to Seven Figures’

Liberty for All, a libertarian super PAC, says it’ll put “six to seven figures” behind Justin Amash, should he run for Senate next year.

“If he runs, he can count on six to seven figures,” says Preston Bates, the super PAC’s executive director, in an interview with National Review Online. “He represents a fresh start for a state whose economy has been devastated by sugar-high economics and crony capitalism.”

NRO broke the news on Thursday that Amash, a 32-year-old Michigan Republican, is seriously considering a bid. Democrat Carl Levin, the incumbent, is up for reelection in 2014, but he is reportedly considering retirement.

John Ramsey, a 22-year-old venture capitalist, has poured millions into Liberty for All, which he founded after supporting Ron Paul’s presidential campaign.

According to Bates, the super PAC spent more than $3 million in several 2012 contests, including Jeff Flake’s Senate race in Arizona and Thomas Massie’s House race in Kentucky.

Sources close to Amash say the congressman is in no rush to decide, but Bates and Ramsey are hoping their pledged financial support will encourage him to jump in.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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