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Trump advisers launch new super PAC MAGA Inc. to spend millions in midterms backing endorsed candidates

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Some of the top political advisers to former President Trump are launching a new Super PAC known as MAGA Inc., which is expected to spend a lot of money over the next six weeks supporting Trump-approved candidates running in November’s midterm elections.

Nearly two years after his election defeat in 2020, the former president remains the most ferocious fundraiser in the GOP as he rakes in both grassroots contributions and the top dollar, and his Save America political action committee sits on nearly $100 million in cash in his pocket. possess. treasury.

However, Trump has handed over little of his fundraising to fellow Republicans running in the midterm elections or to committees or outside groups that support GOP candidates. That has led some Republicans to grumble that Trump is hoarding his money at the expense of the party and its candidates, which are underfunded in the meantime.

Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich, a veteran of the Trump 2020 campaign, will oversee the new commission. The news was first reported by Politico on Friday morning and confirmed by Fox News.

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“President Trump is committed to saving America, and Make America Great Again, Inc. will ensure this is achieved at the polls in November and beyond,” Budowich said in a statement.

Save America can transfer its fundraising dollars to MAGA Inc., who would then distribute the money on the campaign trail. Unlike Save America, which is limited by federal law in how much it can spend on political pursuits, the new super PAC has fewer restrictions.

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MAGA Inc. will essentially merge with the existing pro-Trump super PAC – MAGA Again! – which is likely to transfer the remaining funds to the new committee.

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Chris LaCivita, a veteran Republican cop who had the largest pro-Trump super PAC in the 2020 cycle, will be the chief strategist of the new vehicle. Tony Fabrizio, a longtime Trump pollster who worked on his 2016 and 2020 campaigns, will oversee the polls. GOP veteran and Trump fundraiser Meredith O’Rourke will lead the new commission’s finance team, and Trump campaign veteran Steven Cheung will help direct communications.

While the mission of the new group is to send large sums of financial aid to Trump-backed candidates competing in key midterm races, MAGA Inc. could pay dividends to Trump in two key ways if he continued his repeated flirtations and ran for the White House in 2024.

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First, with less than seven weeks to go until the midterms, a handful of Trump-approved GOP nominees participating in high-profile races are tracking their Democratic rivals in the polls or fundraising, or in both crucial campaign stats. If some of these candidates are defeated in November, potentially costing the GOP the chance to win back the Senate majority, some veterans of state and presidential campaigns say Trump will be blamed, which could affect his likely attempt to reclaim the White House. The promotion of these candidates by MAGA Inc. can prevent such a scenario.

Second, the new commission, which appears to have a larger workforce than any of Trump’s existing political organizations, could serve as a vehicle for an eventual presidential campaign and spend freely on Trump’s behalf after the midterm elections.

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