Mike Lee

The Hill: Tea Party Senator Unveils New PAC


Senator Mike Lee, Chairman of Constitutional Conservatives Fund, was profiled by The Hill:

Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah), a member of the Senate Tea Party Caucus, has established a new fundraising committee to support conservative candidates, and will not rule out challenging GOP incumbents.

Lee on Tuesday unveiled his new leadership political action committee (PAC), the Constitutional Conservatives Fund. It appears to be modeled on Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) Senate Conservatives Fund, which helped elect Tea Party-backed candidates to the Senate in 2010.

Politico: Mike Lee is Tea Party's new role model


Senator Mike Lee, founder of the Constitutional Conservatives Fund, was recently profiled by Politico:


quote_twoNow, just six months into his freshman year, the 40-year-old Republican junior senator from Utah has joined DeMint as a must-see for GOP candidates hoping to channel the energy of the tea party movement. He’s emerged as the second-most-important conservative go-to guy in the Senate — and with DeMint’s pledge not to marshal his resources against Republican incumbents this cycle, a meeting with Lee is essential for candidates battling the party establishment.

Lee has already met personally with more than a half-dozen candidates, made endorsements in two Senate primaries and set up a pair of leadership political action committees to aid those who share his constitutionalist brand of conservatism.

And he plans to ramp up his profile in the coming months, with the clear goal of growing the Senate’s coalition of advocates of limited government.

“We ought to have more people who believe in constitutionally limited government. We have to have more people come to Congress with that mind-set. I think we can make this a better place, if, when elections happen, we support candidates who share that philosophy,” Lee explained in an interview.


Read the full article from Politico here.