WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - August 10, 2016) - Ambassador John Bolton released the following statement of support for four candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives: Mark Plaster (MD-3), Amie Hoeber (MD-6), Alex Mooney (WV-2), and Evan Jenkins (WV-3). The John Bolton PAC will contribute $5,000 to each candidate's general election campaign, and donate an additional $5,000 to the primary campaigns of for Amie Hoeber and Mark Plaster, for a collective contribution of $30,000. This comes as a part of a larger effort by the John Bolton PAC to ensure America elects officials to Congress with a breadth of knowledge in foreign affairs and national security.
"I am proud to endorse these knowledgeable and capable candidates who, together, have the wide range of skills and experience needed to protect American security. With the recent threats to our homeland and abroad, it is imperative we elect the best foreign policy minds to Congress," Ambassador Bolton said.
Ambassador Bolton on Mark Plaster (MD-3):
"With the titles of lawyer, doctor, businessman, father and veteran, Mark Plaster is the embodiment of experience we need in Congress," said Ambassador Bolton. "Lt. Commander Plaster was deployed to Iraq's leading Shock Trauma Platoon after joining the US Navy Reserves in 2001. This speaks to his character and first-hand involvement in foreign affairs, and is one of many reasons why I'm endorsing Mark for the House of Representatives."
Ambassador Bolton on Amie Hoeber (MD-6):
"Amie is a former Deputy Under Secretary of the Army for President Reagan and is therefore fully equipped with the skills needed to keep America strong," said Ambassador Bolton. "Amie steered the Pentagon's efforts to defend our troops from unconventional weapons and has a long track record of ensuring our military is well-resourced. It is with the utmost respect I cast my support for Amie's election to Congress and will contribute to her campaign."
Ambassador Bolton on Alex Mooney (WV-2):
"Since being elected to the House of Representatives, Congressman Mooney has worked hard to protect our veterans and strengthen our military," said Ambassador Bolton. "While in office he has helped the House of Representatives pass more than 26 pieces of legislation to improve the VA. He is more than deserving of re-election and has my full support."
Ambassador Bolton on Evan Jenkins (WV-3):
"In Congress, Evan has proven that America's national security is a top priority," said Ambassador Bolton. "I trust that he will continue to put our nation's security first and continue to work towards strengthening our military and protecting America from growing threats abroad, which is why I wholly endorse his re-election campaign for Congress."
In the 2016 cycle, the John Bolton PAC has contributed $407,000 and endorsed 55 candidates for the U.S. House and Senate, and Ambassador Bolton will continue to endorse candidates in months ahead.
About the John Bolton PAC (www.boltonpac.com): 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.