Former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell (R) has officially filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to organize her own political action committee -- Christine PAC.
The Tea Party favorite and Sarah Palin-backed candidate upset former Rep. Mike Castle (R) in Delaware's GOP Senate primary but lost to Democrat Chris Coons by 16 percentage points. Still, that loss hasn't deterred her, and she indicated last month she intended to remain active in politics and that she was moving ahead with her own PAC.
In a letter to the FEC dated Jan. 3 and received on Jan. 14, her treasurer, Paul Kilgore, writes that: "This committee intends to make independent expenditures" and "intends to raise funds in unlimited amounts." According to the FEC filing, Christine PAC will be based out of Wilmington, Del.
O'Donnell's campaign committee is being investigated by the FBI after the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics filed a complaint that she had allegedly used campaign cash to pay for personal expenses.