Corey Stewart to lead pro-Trump super PAC

Corey Stewart to lead pro-Trump super PAC
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Corey Stewart, the Virginia Republican who lost to Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineSchumer: Trump must get congressional approval before any military action against Iran Trump faces skepticism about Iran war authority from both parties Overnight Defense: Shanahan exit shocks Washington | Pentagon left rudderless | Lawmakers want answers on Mideast troop deployment | Senate could vote on Saudi arms deal this week | Pompeo says Trump doesn't want war with Iran MORE (D) in 2018 and has been accused of having ties to white nationalists, was tapped this week to head Keeping America Great, a pro-Trump super PAC.

The group announced his appointment Thursday and will work to raise money to reelect President TrumpDonald John TrumpFormer Joint Chiefs chairman: 'The last thing in the world we need right now is a war with Iran' Pence: 'We're not convinced' downing of drone was 'authorized at the highest levels' Trump: Bolton would take on the whole world at one time MORE and promote state and federal candidates who promote his policies, according to The Washington Post.

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The PAC was previously dedicated to supporting former Rep. David BratDavid Alan BratTed Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists Corey Stewart to lead pro-Trump super PAC The animating forces behind the Democratic Party are true, radical leftists MORE (R-Va.), who was unseated by Rep. Abigail SpanbergerAbigail Davis SpanbergerGOP hopes dim on reclaiming House Second ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators Overnight Defense: Trump doubles down on claim Iran attacked tankers | Iran calls accusations 'alarming' | Top nuke official quietly left Pentagon | Pelosi vows Congress will block Saudi arms sale MORE (D) in November.

The group last raised $130,000, all from Florida Republican donor William Cooley, according to OpenSecrets. Much of that money went to ads painting Spanberger as an angry liberal and tying Brat to the president.

Stewart’s Senate bid was dogged by accusations of ties to white nationalists. He reportedly fired a top aide who helped bring far-right ideas to his campaign, defended confederate statues and praised Paul Nehlen, a self-proclaimed “pro white” politician candidate. Stewart denied being racist or anti-Semitic.

He ended up losing to Kaine by 16 points and announced in January he will not run for reelection after serving as Prince William Board of County Supervisors for 15 years.

“I’m pretty excited about it,” Stewart, who also chaired Trump’s 2016 campaign in Virginia for a brief time before he was fired, told The Post of his new appointment.

“There’s been a lot of interest,” he added. “A lot of the candidates out there are running in Republican primaries across the country and want to tie themselves to the president.”