04/24/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Republican Heavyweights Launch The American Action Forum, Set To Rival The Center For American Progress

A prominent and wealthy group of GOP heavyweights are unveiling 2 new groups aimed at revitalizing the party's policy offerings, then pay for ads to spread the message.

The American Action Forum, a 501(c)(3) group, will act as a policy forum, while the American Action Network, a 501(c)(4) organization, will fund ads and other outreach. Doug Holtz-Eakin, the former CBO director and GOP strategist, will head the forum, while Rob Collins, a former top aide to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-VA), will head the more politically-oriented network.

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