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 McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit 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 FlakeMcCain rips Trump for attacks on press Bipartisan group to introduce DACA bill in House Flake's anti-Trump speech will make a lot of noise, but not much sense 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 BlackburnSenate campaign fundraising reports roll in This week: Time running out for Congress to avoid shutdown House votes next week on abortion bill MORE (R-Tenn.) in Tennessee, Patrick Morrisey in West Virginia and Matt Rosendale in Montana.