By Foon Rhee, Globe Staff
After his failed presidential bid, Mitt Romney created a political action committee that ostensibly helps Republican candidates, but also serves to keep his name out there in political circles.
Now, after her rocky candidacy as the GOP vice presidential candidate, Sarah Palin is doing much the same thing, launching her own PAC today.
To Romney's Free & Strong America PAC, Palin has SarahPAC, apt given the personal support -- and animus -- she provoke.
The PAC's website says it is dedicated to supporting "fresh ideas and candidates who share our vision for reform and innovation."
While SarahPAC says it will support like-minded candidates of any party, it also says on the website that the Republican Party is "at the threshold of an historic renaissance that will build a better future for all."
"SarahPAC believes America's best days are ahead."
It's way early, but there is speculation that Romney and Palin could end up facing off for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
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