Pro-Trump super PAC rolls out endorsements in Arizona, Wisconsin

Pro-Trump super PAC rolls out endorsements in Arizona, Wisconsin
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A pro-Trump super PAC linked to former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is endorsing candidates in the Wisconsin and Arizona Republican Senate primaries.

McClatchy DC reported Monday that Great America PAC will support Marine veteran Kevin Nicholson in Wisconsin's GOP Senate primary.

"Americans are tired of the inaction from the Washington swamp and demand Senate Republicans ... get off their backsides and pass President Trump's America First Agenda," the super PAC's chief strategist, Ed Rollins, said in a statement.


Nicholson reportedly told Bannon that he would not support Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate GOP breaks record on confirming Trump picks for key court Senate Democrats block resolution supporting ICE The Hill's Morning Report — Trump’s walk-back fails to stem outrage on Putin meeting MORE (R-Ky.) as leader. Bannon has sought to back insurgent candidates willing to denounce the GOP establishment in Washington. 

In Arizona, Great America PAC is also spotlighting its support for Kelli Ward, a former state senator, who is challenging Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeHillicon Valley: EU hits Google with record B fine | Trump tries to clarify Russia remarks | Sinclair changing deal to win over FCC | Election security bill gets traction | Robocall firm exposed voter data Overnight Defense: More Trump drama over Russia | Appeals court rules against Trump on transgender ban | Boeing wins Air Force One contract | Military parade to reportedly cost M Senate resolution backs intelligence community on Russian meddling MORE (R-Ariz.) for his seat, according to McClatchy. Flake is seen by some on the hard-right as a vulnerable target in 2018 because of his criticism of President Trump.

The super PAC's founder, Eric Beach, and its former executive director, Brent Lowder, joined Ward's campaign earlier this year

Great America PAC also noted four other Senate endorsements, according to McClatchy, including Roy Moore in Alabama, Rep. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnElection Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas Senate Dems build huge cash edge in battlegrounds Lawmakers split over how to expand rural broadband MORE (R-Tenn.) in Tennessee, Patrick Morrisey in West Virginia and Matt Rosendale in Montana.