MERRIFIELD, Va., Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Our Children's Future PAC and The 2016 Committee, two Super PACs supporting Dr. Ben Carson's candidacy for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, today announced plans to streamline and supercharge their nationwide campaigns to build awareness and support for Dr. Ben Carson's presidential candidacy.
"Dr. Carson's story is one of David vs. Goliath," said Jeff Reeter, former campaign finance chairman for Dr. Carson and chairman of Our Children's Future PAC. "The 2016 Committee, the driving force behind the 'Run Ben Run' movement, is one of the 'smooth stones.' This coordination between The 2016 Committee and Our Children's Future will play a key role in promoting Dr. Carson's final run to the White House. With the increased visibility and energy provided by Our Children's Future, The 2016 Committee's already powerful militia will grow into an extremely strong army for Dr. Carson's advancement."
In an unparalleled move, the two Super PACs will closely collaborate to ensure consistency of message and to target resources in real time, turning Carson's outside militia into an organized army that will propel him to the White House. Our Children's Future PAC will continue its focus on large-dollar fundraising while The 2016 Committee will continue its historical success with grassroots fundraising.
Starting immediately, both organizations will unleash a unified, comprehensive strategy to increase voter education in early primary states through print, online and broadcast advertising as well as grassroots engagement via The 2016 Committee's volunteer army of 35,000 Americans.
"Having laid the ground work for Dr. Carson's candidacy, we now enthusiastically embrace this partnership with Our Children's Future in a collective battle for America's future," said John Philip Sousa IV, chairman of The 2016 Committee. "We expect this alliance to amplify and increase the 35,000 voices already clamoring for Dr. Carson, and as thousands more join, we alone will be positioned to support the one candidate uniquely qualified to heal America — Dr. Ben Carson."
"It has been my pleasure to know Jeff Reeter for many years and he has been both mine and Ben's first choice in running a Carson centered Super PAC," said Terry Giles, a key strategist and former campaign chairman for Dr. Carson. "It has also been a delight to recently get to know John Sousa and we are very grateful for all the good work The 2016 Committee has done to promote the Carson campaign.
"The fact that these two terrific gentlemen can come together and combine their talents and organizations in the singular goal of electing Ben Carson as President of the United States is great news for all fans of Dr. Carson," Giles added. "The Carson campaign team is doing a great job, and now here come the Super PACs. This is a game changer in the history of Super PACs and an unparalleled powerful force for Dr. Carson."
About Our Children's Future PAC
Our Children's Future is an independent expenditure-only political action committee supporting Dr. Ben Carson's campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination through print, radio and television ads.
About The 2016 Committee
The 2016 Committee is a political action committee raising awareness of and support for Dr. Ben Carson's campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. For more information, visit www.2016committee.org or connect on Twitter @DraftRunBenRun or Facebook/RunBenRun.org.
SOURCE The 2016 Committee