Scoop: Ex-Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale launches super PAC ahead of 2022 midterms

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Former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale has founded a new super PAC and sister advocacy group, public records show.

Why it matters: The groups will allow Parscale himself to back candidates aligned with Donald Trump ahead of the 2022 midterms. They could also be used to deploy his new political data firm and harvest vital voter information for other clients.

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  • Parscale's formations of American Greatness PAC and the nonprofit American Greatness Fund coincide with his return to Trump's inner circle as the former president plots his future political strategy.

What's new: Parscale incorporated the American Greatness Fund in Delaware on Feb. 24, according to documents filed with the state.

  • American Greatness PAC had filed a statement of organization with the Federal Election Commission about two weeks earlier.

  • Neither appears to be active yet. Parscale previewed the PAC last month, tweeting a video with pro-Trump messaging that ended with the committee's logo.

Between the lines: It's not clear how involved Trump or his political team is with the new entities.

  • A Trump spokesperson referred questions about American Greatness to Parscale, who did not respond to multiple inquiries.

  • When the American Greatness Fund's website went live early last month, the image file bearing the group's logo was titled "Office of 45 Logo Image."

  • The file name was changed after Axios began inquiring about the group.

The big picture: Parscale's new groups were formed as Trump games out his political plans.

  • His inner circle huddled at Mar-a-Lago last week, Politico reported.

  • Another former Trump campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, has been tapped to lead a new super PAC aligned with the former president's political priorities.

  • Parscale, whose relationship with Trump has improved since he publicly criticized the former president in December, also attended the meeting. It's not clear whether his American Greatness groups are components of any future Trump efforts.

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