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Some of former President Trump’s top political advisers are launching a new Super PAC known as MAGA Inc. that is expected to spend big over the next six weeks to support Trump-endorsed candidates running in November’s midterm elections.
Nearly two years after his 2020 election defeat, the former president remains the most voracious fundraiser in the GOP, bringing in both grassroots and top-dollar contributions, and his Save America political action committee is sitting on nearly $100 million in cash on hand. box.
However, Trump has transferred some of his fundraising to other Republicans running in the country midterm elections or to committees or outside groups supporting GOP candidates. That has led some Republicans to grumble that Trump is raising his money at the expense of the party and its candidates, who are underfunded in the midterms.
Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich, a veteran of the Trump 2020 campaign, will oversee the new committee. The news was first reported Friday morning by Politico and confirmed by Fox News.
“President Trump is committed to saving America, and Make America Great Again, Inc. will ensure that is achieved at the ballot box in November and beyond,” Budowich said in a statement.
Red America can transfer it fundraising dollars over to MAGA Inc., which would then distribute the funds on the campaign trail. Unlike Save America, which is limited by federal law on how much it can spend on political pursuits, the new super PAC has fewer restrictions.
MAGA Inc. will essentially merge with the existing pro-Trump super PAC – MAGA again! – which is likely to transfer its remaining funds to the new committee.
Chris LaCivita, a veteran Republican operative who ran the biggest-spending pro-Trump super PAC in the 2020 cycle, will be the new vehicle’s chief strategist. Tony Fabrizio, a longtime Trump survey director who worked on his 2016 and 2020 campaigns, will oversee the vote. Veteran GOP and Trump fundraiser Meredith O’Rourke will lead the new committee’s finance team, and Trump campaign veteran Steven Cheung will help manage communications.
While the new group’s mission is to send large sums of financial support to Trump-backed candidates running in key midterm races, MAGA Inc. pay dividends for Trump in two important ways should he follow through on his repeated flirtations and run for the new group. The White House again in 2024.
First, with less than seven weeks until the midterms, a handful of Trump-endorsed GOP nominees running in high-profile races are trailing their Democratic rivals in the polls or fundraising, or in both key campaign metrics. If any of those candidates go down in defeat in November, potentially costing the GOP the chance to win back the Senate majority, some veterans of state and presidential campaigns say Trump will be blamed, which could affect his likely push to win the White House back. House. MAGA Inc.’s reinforcement of these candidates can prevent such a scenario.
Second, the new committee, which appears to have a larger staff than any of the existing Trump political organizations, could serve as a vehicle for an eventual presidential campaign and be free to spend on Trump’s behalf after the midterm elections.