Group to launch $1M pro-Trump radio blitz
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A super-PAC plans on purchasing $1 million in radio ads to boost Donald TrumpDonald TrumpIran convicts American businessman on spying charge: report DC, state capitals see few issues, heavy security amid protest worries Pardon-seekers have paid Trump allies tens of thousands to lobby president: NYT MORE’s presidential campaign, according to a new report.

USA Business Freedom PAC will release a pair of clips in four states aimed at wooing military veterans, CNN said Wednesday.


“We’re not attacking anybody,” said Tom Freeman, the super-PAC’s treasurer and an aide to Nachhattar Chandi, its main funder.

“We’re appealing to military veterans who support Trump to rebuild and reequip the military and to get the issues straightened out at the [Department of Veterans Affairs].”

Freeman said the super-PAC is focusing its dollars on Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Chandi’s native California. The ad boost comes as Trump faces criticism from all sides for verbal attacks on the family of a Muslim American soldier killed in the Iraq War.

The group boasts a $1.3 million political budget, he continued, which will also fund pro-Trump billboards and similar advertisements in some local races.

Freeman said one example includes billboards supporting Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanRevising the pardon power — let the Speaker and Congress have voices Paul Ryan will attend Biden's inauguration COVID-19 relief bill: A promising first act for immigration reform MORE in his high-profile GOP House primary in Wisconsin next week. Trump has not endorsed the Speaker, though his running mate Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceNewly released video from inside Capitol siege shows rioters confronting police, rifling through Senate desks Author: Meadows is history's worst White House chief of staff Democratic lawmaker says 'assassination party' hunted for Pelosi during riot MORE did so on Wednesday.

CNN said Chandi, a California gas station mogul, founded USA Business Freedom PAC when he and his wife, Susana Chandi, gave it $500,000 last December.

Freeman said Nachhattar Chandi’s company is worth $1 billion after emigrating to the U.S. from India and becoming a convenience store clerk there.

The Chandis have donated more than $480,000 to candidates and groups on both sides of the aisle, CNN said, with most contributions happening the past two years.

USA Business Freedom PAC has already spent $75,000 according to federal records, it added, and it plans on airing radio commercials through Election Day.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRep. John Katko: Why I became the first Republican lawmaker to support impeachment Can we protect our country — from our rulers, and ourselves? For Joe Biden, an experienced foreign policy team MORE leads Trump by about 5 points nationwide, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.