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 Lee Zeldin in his bid for Congress in New York’s 1st 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.  

“In Congress, Lee Zeldin has been an outspoken leader on the need to defeat ISIS, secure our borders, and correct a deeply flawed Iran nuclear deal,” said Ambassador John Bolton. “His counterterrorism bill is further proof of his dedication to protecting America’s security at home and abroad. I am endorsing Lee’s re-election to Congress because I know he understands the grave threats posed to our nation from groups like ISIS and state-sponsors of terrorism such as Iran.”

Lee Zeldin issued the following statement in response to Ambassador Bolton’s contribution to his campaign:

"I thank Ambassador Bolton for his incredible leadership and selfless service to our nation. I'm most grateful for his continued friendship, support and counsel through the years. Strengthening our national security must always be a highest priority."

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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