Exclusive: Top Trump super PACs join forces on voter mobilization effort

Exclusive: Top Trump super PACs join forces on voter mobilization effort
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Two top super PACs supporting President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE’s reelection campaign are combining forces on a $1 million voter mobilization effort that aims to register 1 million conservatives before Election Day in 2020.

The Great America PAC and the Committee to Defend the President, which have combined to spend more than $55 million in support of Trump, will roll out their “Great America Voter Drive” on Wednesday, according to details provided exclusively to The Hill.

“Since Inauguration Day, President Trump has worked diligently to make America great again. We are proud to support his efforts by registering hundreds of thousands of Trump voters for the 2020 election and getting them out to vote for his ‘America First’ agenda,” said Ed Rollins, the chairman of the Great America PAC. “Together, our two groups are uniquely positioned to continue the programs that helped elect President Trump and will re-elect him in 2020.”


The $1 million initial investment will go toward national and local television ads, with a focus on the battleground states of Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. A second wave is planned for Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa and New Hampshire.

Depending on the state, the television ads will include a response mechanism with information for viewers on how and where to register. The groups will send out more than 1 million emails or text messages on Wednesday, and bus tours of battleground states are being planned for down the road.

In 2016, Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate in decades to win Michigan and Pennsylvania, and both will be heated battleground states in 2020.

The president also carried Florida, North Carolina and Iowa, but polls show a tight race developing in those traditional battleground states. Arizona and Georgia are traditionally red states, but Democrats are eyeing both in an effort to expand the map. Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Sanders v. Warren is just for insiders Alan Dershowitz: Argument president cannot be impeached for abusing power a 'strong one' MORE won in Colorado and New Hampshire in 2016 but not by much.

The Great America PAC says it has spent more than $35 million in support of the president and The Committee to Defend the President, which formed in 2013 as the Stop Hillary PAC, has spent tens of millions as well.

In addition to spending money in support of Trump and his policies, the groups have spent millions of dollars to back pro-Trump candidates, such as Sen. Marsha BlackburnMarsha BlackburnGOP senator: 2020 candidates must recuse themselves from impeachment trial Apple under pressure to unlock Pensacola shooter's phones GOP senators introduce resolution to change rules, dismiss impeachment without articles MORE (R-Tenn.), and in support of the president’s judicial nominees, such as Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughDemocratic group plans mobile billboard targeting Collins on impeachment January reminds us why courts matter — and the dangers of 'Trump judges' Planned Parenthood launches M campaign to back Democrats in 2020 MORE.

“For years now, the Committee has been focused on defending President Trump and his agenda from the Left’s relentless attacks,” said Ted Harvey, the chairman of the Committee to Defend the President. “During that time, we have maintained a strong grassroots presence across the country, coordinating Trump voters on the ground to support his election and agenda in every way possible. The ‘Great America Voter Drive’ is the next step in our efforts, as we unleash the full force of President Trump’s base to get him re-elected in 2020. Only then can his ‘America First’ agenda endure for years to come.”