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The Ambassador Expects to Raise $21 Million for the 2016 Election Cycle
WASHINGTON, DC --(Marketwired - January 22, 2016) - Ambassador John Bolton's PAC, the John Bolton SuperPAC, and the Foundation for American Security and Freedom have collectively raised nearly $7.0 million to date in the 2016 election cycle. This puts the 2015-16 fundraising total on pace to substantially exceed the money raised in the 2014 cycle. Additionally, Ambassador Bolton has received more than 66,000 individual donations from contributors in all 50 states, with the average online and direct donation under $100 in the last year.
"The incredible growth in support for the PAC, SuperPAC, and Foundation over the last year is a testament to citizens' overwhelming desire for strong national security policies," Ambassador Bolton said. "With growing threats from terrorists like ISIS, nuclear proliferators like Iran and world powers like Russia and China, Americans want strong leadership. It is my priority to identify and support candidates who will fight to defend America's interests and work effectively with our allies in these dire times."
The Ambassador's policy organization, the Foundation for American Security and Freedom, ran numerous national public-education and information campaigns in 2015 with a focus on Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. The ads highlighted five national security questions the Ambassador encourages citizens to ask the candidates to ensure that the ensuing debate allows citizens to choose the one most competent and qualified to keep America safe. The Foundation will play a vital role in driving policy discourse in the 2016 elections.
This year, the John Bolton PAC contributed to multiple U.S. Senators and Members of the House of Representatives. The PAC will significantly increase its direct contributions in 2016 to candidates who support strong national security policies.
Following a string of successful independent expenditures in 2015, the SuperPAC is carefully considering expenditures in states where senate and presidential races are tightest, including Wisconsin, Colorado, Iowa, Nevada, Florida, and Arizona. Independent expenditures on behalf of Senator Kelly Ayotte in New Hampshire have already begun.
Ambassador Bolton has not yet endorsed a candidate for president but may do so in early 2016.