Washington, District of Columbia, UNITED STATES

Washington, D.C., Jan. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ambassador John Bolton announced today that he will endorse U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN) and Matt Rosendale (MT) for U.S. Senate. In addition to the endorsement, The John Bolton PAC will contribute $10,000 to each of their campaigns. These endorsements come as part of a larger effort by Ambassador Bolton to elect candidates who believe in a strong American national security policy and to ensure that Republicans maintain the majority in the Senate. Ambassador Bolton has endorsed 23 candidates for Congress and his PAC has given $225,000 total in campaign contributions in the 2018 election cycle thus far.

Ambassador Bolton on Marsha Blackburn:

“Representative Blackburn understands that we live in a volatile world, and as a Member of Congress she has proven herself to be a responsible steward of our national security,” said Ambassador Bolton. “Marsha has spoken on the House floor about the importance of strengthening America’s national security, and believes strongly in providing increased support to our intelligence community and Armed Forces. She has been an asset in the House and I believe her dedication to protecting our homeland will continue while serving in the Senate, which is why I fully endorse her candidacy.” 

Marsha Blackburn on the endorsement:

“I’m running for the U.S. Senate to keep America safe. We must be responsible stewards of our national security and the men and women who defend it,” said Representative Blackburn. “I’m honored to have Ambassador Bolton’s support because he understands we live in a dangerous and volatile world and our intelligence community and our servicemen and women must have the tools they need to keep us safe. I am proud that we finally have a President who understands we must focus on defeating radical Islamic terrorism at home and abroad.”

Ambassador Bolton on Matt Rosendale:

“Matt Rosendale is a no-nonsense defender of national security who knows just how disastrous the Iran nuclear deal was for America, and he has expressed strong support for working to prevent Iran from gaining nuclear weapons. Supporters of our military will count him as a great ally in the Senate,” said Ambassador Bolton. “His strong commitment to President Trump’s America First agenda draws a sharp contrast to Jon Tester’s support of Obama’s weak defense priorities.” 

Matt Rosendale on the endorsement:  

“Montanans know that a stronger nation is a safer nation. Jon Tester’s proud support of Obama’s disastrous Iran deal shows he will toe his party’s line, even when our nation’s defense is at stake,” said Rosendale. “I’m honored to have Ambassador Bolton’s support. The oath of office in the U.S. Senate is a sacred and solemn promise to defend America from its enemies. It’s time to stop messing around and do what’s right for the country in the Senate.”

For 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. Ambassador Bolton plans to significantly increase those numbers in the 2018 election cycle.


About 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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