WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ambassador John Bolton’s Super PAC today released its first advertisement featuring troubling video of New Hampshire Representative Ann Kuster (NH-2) avoiding questions about the Benghazi tragedy and stating that Benghazi is not part of the Middle East.
The digital ad buy is for an initial $30,000 and will run for at least two weeks throughout New Hampshire. To date, the Super PAC has raised a record $3 million and has over $2.5 millioncash on hand.
The ad features Congresswoman Kuster at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire, responding to a constituent’s question about House Resolution 36, which at the time would establish a select committee to investigate and report on the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi with, “I don’t have it … It’s a Senate … We’re certainly not here to talk about it. We’re here to talk about the Middle East.” House Resolution 36 was indeed in the House of Representatives, subsequently the House set up a Select Committee on Benghazi.
“That she unable to address her constituents’ questions about the Benghazi tragedy is shocking at best,” said Ambassador John Bolton. “Having a basic understanding of the Middle East and America’s security concerns in Benghazi should be a fundamental qualification to be in Congress and Ann Kuster should know better. New Hampshire deserves an informed representative who isn’t afraid to take a lead on both domestic and foreign affairs.”
The online ad is expected to be viewed by tens of thousands of New Hampshire residents and found across online news sources in NH including the Union Leader and WMUR websites. This is the first of what will be many independent expenditures by the John Bolton Super PAC to ensure that American security is a central factor in the 2014 midterm elections. The Ambassador has not yet endorsed a Republican candidate running in the primary election that is scheduled for September 9, 2014.
In addition to the John Bolton Super PAC, Ambassador Bolton’s PAC has already contributed to U.S. Senate candidates Tom Cotton (AR), Joni Ernst (IA), Terri Lynn Land (MI), and Mitch McConnell (KY), along with U.S. House of Representatives candidates Martha McSally (AZ-2), Barbara Comstock (VA-10), Adam Kinzinger (IL-16), Robert Dold (Il-10), and Mike Pompeo (KA-4). The combined money raised for the two PACs is $4 million to date with nearly $3 million cash on hand.
About John Bolton Super PAC:
The John Bolton Super PAC will aim to make America’s defense and national security significant factors in federal elections through independent expenditures, campaigns, and issue-oriented education. The Super PAC will not make contributions to candidates, parties, or PACs.