A proven fundraiser with time on his hands, George Allen has established a political action committee with a familiar theme.
"The committee will support candidates supporrted by George Allen who share his ideas and support causes to improve freedom, opportunity, justice and commonsense Jeffersonian conservative principles with a focus on making Virginia a better place to live, learn and raise a family," reads the statement of organization filed with the Virginia Board of Elections.
If that sounds familiar, it's because it's taken from the stump speech he used to win gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races in Virginia. It's also the speech he used in losing his Senate seat to Jim Webb in November.
The natural question here is whether the PAC has an Allen on its future candidate list. Should John Warner retire from the Senate in 2008, might Allen run for his seat?
"Don't read anything into this," said Richard Cullen, a Richmond attorney who is treasurer of the PAC. "This is for candidates in the next political cycle, people running for the House of Delegates and like that. Governor Allen has showed that he knows how to raise money."