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Published May 03, 2012, 09:16 AM

Former GOP House candidate setting up super PAC

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota Republican U.S. House candidate is setting up a so-called super PAC with leftover campaign funds.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A former North Dakota Republican U.S. House candidate is setting up a so-called super PAC with leftover campaign funds.

Shane Goettle (GET'-uhl) lost to Brian Kalk in a North Dakota Republican convention fight for the state party's House endorsement. Kalk is now running against Kevin Cramer for the Republican nomination.

Goettle has about $50,000 left over from his campaign.

He says he's going to use some of the money to set up a super PAC to support Republican candidates for Congress. It will be called the Brighter Future Fund.

Super PACs can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money to support candidates, although they cannot coordinate with a candidate's campaign.

A separate super PAC recently bought advertising to back Republican Senate candidate Rick Berg's campaign against Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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