Scott Reed, Jeb Hensarling to lead pro-Pence super PAC

Scott Reed, Jeb Hensarling to lead pro-Pence super PAC

Former Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling and veteran Republican strategist Scott Reed will co-chair a super PAC backing an expected Mike Pence presidential bid.

The Committed to America PAC will help Pence, the former vice president, focus on early states, according to a person familiar with its operations and granted anonymity to discuss private plans.

The PAC confirmed the staffing in multiple outlets after POLITICO began asking about it late Monday.

Bobby Saparow, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s former campaign manager, will run the PAC.

Hensarling, a former chair of the House Republican Conference, is a longtime friend of Pence and served with him in the House of Representatives.

Reed, a former longtime top political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, raised tens of millions of dollars for the political activities of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce before leaving the business group in 2020 after almost a decade working there.

Reed, who ran Bob Dole’s presidential campaign in 1996, more recently chaired the 1820 PAC to support the 2020 reelection efforts of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine).

POLITICO first broke news of the coming super PAC last month. The Pence campaign has been in talks for weeks with consultants and activists in early nominating states ahead of a likely campaign launch.


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