Accountability Now

The Times reports that a “group of liberal bloggers” has teamed up with others to form a new political action committee.

Organizers of the new group, called Accountability Now, bristle at the comparison, saying they will not provide an issues-based litmus test for candidates. They say they will mainly support primary challenges when there is clear evidence that a lawmaker is out of step with his constituents.

The political action committee will formally start up on Friday. Organizers said they already had $500,000 in their bank account, raised in September when several blogs solicited donations.

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