Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES

Washington, D.C., June 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ambassador John Bolton announced today his endorsement of Representative Brian Mast in his bid for Congress in Florida’s 18th Congressional District. In addition, the John Bolton PAC will contribute a total of $10,000 to his 2018 campaign. This announcement comes as part of a larger contribution of $100,000, which will be distributed among ten Congressional candidates whom the Ambassador has identified as champions of a strong national security and foreign policy.  

“Having served in combat operations in Afghanistan as a member of the Army, Brian Mast has firsthand experience with threats posed to our country and our allies,” said Ambassador John Bolton. “He has been outspoken on the necessity of U.S. leadership in the international community and is committed to ensuring the safety and security of the U.S. through the development of comprehensive national security strategies. That is why I am endorsing Brian for re-election to Congress.” 

Brian Mast issued the following statement in response to Ambassador Bolton’s contribution to his campaign:

"As a former ambassador to the UN, John Bolton has been at the forefront of American national security decisions.  During my 12 years in the Army, I experienced firsthand why it’s so important for the United States to take a global leadership role.  I appreciate the Ambassador's continued support as we work together to defend our country from terror."

In the 2016 election cycle, the John Bolton PAC contributed a total of $680,000 and endorsed 94 candidates, making it the most active leadership PAC in the country, and earning the PAC numerous industry awards. This is the earliest the John Bolton PAC has involved itself in an election cycle, signaling Ambassador Bolton’s plans to significantly increase contributions for the 2018 elections.

In addition to his leadership PAC, Ambassador Bolton heads the John Bolton SuperPAC, which spent nearly $5M on independent expenditures for three U.S. Senate races in 2016.


About the John Bolton PAC ( The John Bolton PAC was founded by former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John R. Bolton to raise the importance of American national security in federal elections. The PAC will support and contribute to candidates who are committed to restoring strong American economic and national security policies that secure America's interests in a challenging world.


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