Washington, D.C., June 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ambassador John Bolton announced today his endorsement of Representative Ron DeSantis in his bid for Congress in Florida’s 6th 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.  

“Ron DeSantis, a Navy vet who served in Iraq, has been a leader on national security issues since joining Congress,” said Ambassador John Bolton. “He is deeply involved in efforts to combat foreign threats and to fully equip and train our military. I am endorsing his re-election to Congress because I believe his leadership is important in the pursuit of policies that are good for our nation’s security.”

Ron DeSantis issued the following statement in response to Ambassador Bolton’s contribution to his campaign:

"Ambassador Bolton has a keen understanding of the dangers posed to the United States ranging from North Korean aggressions to the threat of a nuclear Iran. I'm proud to stand with him in confronting these daunting challenges and wholeheartedly appreciate his support."

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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