The Washington Post reports the latest news on former Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton:
His political action committee and super PAC (PACs can give limited donations to political candidates, while super PACs can collect unlimited donations for independent expenditures such as campaign ads) — formed to support hawkish candidates and make national security an issue on the midterm campaign trail — raised more than $2.3 million during the Federal Election Commission’s second filing quarter, from more than 20,000 donations. More important, the groups still have about $3 million in the bank ready to burn. Unlike many super PACs, which have spent big during a primary season defined by intraparty squabbles, Bolton’s super PAC has been saving for the big show. Most of the expenditures have been related to consulting and fundraising — and have been minimal.
The author of the piece attributes Bolton’s fundraising to online contributions and direct mail. In addition to specific online fundraising activities, Bolton’s super PAC has been engaged in list building with petitions and sponsored tweets promoting those petitions (on Iran, Israel, and Obama.) The super PAC has $2.5 million on hand.
Bolton’s PAC has $400,000 on hand. So far, it has given money to Tom Cotton, Joni Ernst, Terri Lynn Land, Mitch McConnell, Martha McSally, Barbara Comstock, Adam Kinzinger, Robert Dold, and Mike Pompeo.
It doesn’t appear Bolton will be running for President in 2016 at this point, but that could change.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.