UPDATED: A North Carolina operative is behind a secretive new political group that is targeting six U.S. Senate elections across the country.
America Continues launched a targeted radio ad campaign last week that accuses the incumbent Democratic senators of "persecuting the Catholic Church" stemming from a battle about the new federal health care law requiring coverage of contraception.
The organization's is registered as a N.C. company and its principal is Sam Hassell. He also runs a political nonprofit called America Foundation, another N.C. company, that earlier this year launched a two-minute video detailing a fictional scenario where President Barack Obama suspends his campaign. The firm, like America Continues, is a nonprofit that doesn't disclose its donors like other political committees.
Hassell, a web marketer, is best known for owning two firms that helped produce a super PAC called Winning Our Future that supported Newt Gingrich in the GOP presidential primary.