Washington, D.C., June 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ambassador John Bolton announced today his endorsement of Representative Elise Stefanik in her bid for Congress in New York’s 21st Congressional District. In addition, the John Bolton PAC will contribute a total of $10,000 to her 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.  

“Elise Stefanik has proven that she is dedicated to protecting our country and our allies against global threats,” said Ambassador John Bolton. “As part of the House Armed Services Committee, Elise Chairs the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, where she is responsible for overseeing counterterrorism programs and counter proliferation of WMDs. I’m confident Elise will continue working to address the threats that our nation faces, which is why I am endorsing Elise’s re-election to Congress.”  

Elise Stefanik issued the following statement in response to Ambassador Bolton’s contribution to her campaign:

"Our nation faces challenges around the globe, and it's critical that we work to rebuild our military to face these emerging threats," said Congresswoman Elise Stefanik. "I appreciate the support from Ambassador Bolton and will continue to work in Congress on policies that will strengthen our national security and keep our country safe."

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 (www.boltonpac.com): 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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Garrett Marquis
John Bolton PAC