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 McConnellPompeo lacks votes for positive vote on panel GOP poised to advance rules change to speed up Trump nominees Trump has not invited Democrats, media to state dinner: report 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 FlakePompeo lacks votes for positive vote on panel Overnight Energy: Senate confirms Bridenstine as NASA chief | Watchdog probes Pruitt’s use of security detail | Emails shine light on EPA science policy changes Arizona GOP tinkers with election rules with an eye on McCain's seat 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 BlackburnTrump backs Blackburn's Tennessee Senate bid Corker won’t campaign against Democrat running for Tennessee Senate seat GOP Senate hopefuls race to catch up with Dems MORE (R-Tenn.) in Tennessee, Patrick Morrisey in West Virginia and Matt Rosendale in Montana.