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Topic - Michael Centanni
An independent group raising money in the name of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has close ties to operatives with a history of enriching themselves by drawing money from conservative donors that goes largely to the fundraisers and not the campaigns.
"Freedom Defense Fund is an unaffiliated committee, and I'm the chairman. It's a conservative, basic PAC. It gives money to political candidates," said Michael Centanni, chief operating officer of Base Connect - one of the larger PACs for which Mr. Mackenzie is treasurer.
Mr. Centanni said he had spoken with Mr. Gehrke about the new Cain group, but had not entered into a contract because direct mail typically requires lead time.