SOURCE: John Bolton PAC

John Bolton PAC

June 03, 2016 13:00 ET

Ambassador John Bolton Endorses 5 U.S. Veterans for Congress

With This Announcement the John Bolton PAC Has Now Contributed $342,000 and Endorsed 47 Candidates in the 2016 Cycle

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - June 03, 2016) - Ambassador John Bolton announced today his endorsement of U.S. House of Representatives candidates Steve Knight (CA-25), Jim Banks (IN-3), Ryan Zinke (MT-At-Large), Don Bacon (NE-2), and Mike Gallagher (WI-8). In addition, the John Bolton PAC will contribute $5,000 to each candidate's campaign for a collective contribution of $25,000 in an effort to ensure America elects officials who will vote for a strong national defense.

"I am proud to endorse these U.S. veterans for Congress because they have served in our armed services and they know what it takes to keep America safe," Ambassador Bolton said. "These candidates are uniquely qualified to deal with international issues in a world that is growing increasingly dangerous for America. It is imperative that we elect them to Congress."

Responses from each candidate on the endorsement:

Rep. Steve Knight: "Ambassador Bolton has fought to preserve American leadership around the globe and make the world a safer place for our families. Few understand better than he does the threats faced by our country. I am honored to receive his endorsement and look forward to fighting alongside him to protect our nation, our allies, and our way of life far into the 21st century."

Jim Banks: "To have the support of Ambassador John Bolton, someone who has made protecting our country his life's work, is very humbling and means a great deal to me. I look forward to working with him and my colleagues in Congress to rebuild American greatness at home and abroad, make our military mighty again, and project strength rather than weakness to America's enemies."

Rep. Ryan Zinke: "Ambassador Bolton's endorsement is incredibly important to me because I saw first hand the impact of his policies and diplomacy while I was serving in the U.S. Navy SEALs. We share a vision of American leadership that is driven by the principle of peace through strength, and taking care of our troops; which I have made one of my top priorities during my first term in congress and will continue to wage that fight in my second term representing Montana in the House of Representatives."

Mike Gallagher: "I am honored and humbled by the endorsement of Ambassador Bolton, who has dedicated his life to advancing the cause of American leadership and peace through strength in a dangerous world. If elected, I will fight every single day to restore our country's strength, to keep our citizens safe, and to defend our Constitution against all enemies."

Don Bacon: "I am extremely honored by the endorsement of Ambassador Bolton. The Ambassador has been a critical leader during unsettling times and is a powerful advocate for American leadership abroad. I am proud to have him as a member of Team Bacon."

In the 2016 cycle, the John Bolton PAC has contributed over $342,000 and endorsed 47 candidates for the U.S. House and Senate, and Ambassador Bolton will continue to endorse candidates in months ahead.

About John Bolton PAC ( The John Bolton PAC was founded by former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John R. Bolton to raise the importance of American national security in federal elections. The PAC will support and contribute to candidates who are committed to restoring strong American economic and national security policies that secure America's interests in a challenging world.

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