Connecticut Man Forms Draft Schweitzer Group

Group seeks to raise independent expenditures on behalf of former Montana governor

By Associated Press

A Connecticut man who says he was impressed with former Gov. Brian Schweitzer’s speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission for a group called “Draft Brian Schweitzer PAC.”

Andrew Fredericksen of Wolcott, Connecticut, tells Lee Newspapers of Montana that he hasn’t met or spoken with Schweitzer but said he and a friend thought he would make a great president.

Fredericksen, a 24-year-old special education tutor, lists himself as the treasurer of the group that seeks to raise and make independent expenditures on behalf of Schweitzer.

Schweitzer has hinted at making a presidential run but recently apologized for comments made to a National Journal reporter.

Schweitzer did not return phone calls or an email from The Associated Press seeking comment.

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