Trump PAC Buys TV Ads In Key States
Donald Trump’s PAC, MAGA Inc, is spending money in key states as the midterms approach.
Former President Donald Trump’s MAGA, Inc., political action committee will pay for television advertising in Ohio and Pennsylvania beginning Oct. 7.
The committee was formed by Trump aides in late September, and is expected to spend in races where the former president has endorsed Republican candidates, as reported by AdImpact. Trump has endorsed JD Vance in Ohio and Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania. Both candidates are running to replace retiring GOP incumbents.
Trump’s MAGA Inc. spent $1.3 million in ads to support J.D. Vance in Ohio and $900,000to support Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania. Both of these races are key for Republicans to take back the Senate.
One adviser cited says that Trump is going to remain focused on the key senate races for 2022.
According to AdImpact, MAGA, Inc. has so far placed more than $1.3 million in ads to support Ohio’s J.D. Vance and nearly $900,000 for Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania. One source familiar with the operation told CNN that these buys are just the beginning and the super PAC is expected to spend tens of millions of dollars between now and Election Day.
One adviser to Trump said to expect a continued focus on the Senate races in Pennsylvania and Ohio, as well as Arizona, among other contests.
Trump has around $100 million he can transfer to MAGA Inc for political spending.
The organization provides the clearest indication yet of how Trump plans to engage during the final stretch of the midterm campaign and, those in the former president’s orbit say, offers a preview into what the structure of a 2024 campaign could look like. Republicans have been heavily outspent in races across the map, and party strategists have been anxious for Trump — by far the party’s biggest money magnet — to help financially.
Trump has spent minimally on behalf of Republican candidates so far this year, but that’s about to change with the new super PAC. Save America, the former president’s leadership PAC and one of the best-funded entities in politics, has around a $100 million cash reserve — money that can be transferred to MAGA, Inc.
“President Trump is committed to saving America, and Make America Great Again, Inc. will ensure that is achieved at the ballot box in November and beyond,” said Taylor Budowich, a Trump spokesperson.