The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

For­mer U.S. U.N. Am­bas­sador John Bolton con­tin­ues his un­wa­ver­ing sup­port for what he calls “na­tional se­cu­rity” can­di­dates — con­ser­va­tive Repub­li­can mil­i­tary veter­ans run­ning for fed­eral of­fice who fa­vor a strong global U.S. pos­ture. The John Bolton PAC has con­trib­uted $342,000 and en­dorsed 47 of these can­di­dates so far this year, with five more just added to the ros­ter. All are run­ning for elec­tion or re-elec­tion to the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, and all are com­bat veter­ans: Reps. Steve Knight of Cal­i­for­nia and Ryan Zinke of Mon­tana; In­di­ana State Sen. Jim Banks, plus can­di­dates Don Ba­con of Ne­braska and Mike Gal­lagher of Wis­con­sin. Each also re­ceived $5,000 for their cam­paigns.

“It is an ef­fort to en­sure Amer­ica elects of­fi­cials who will vote for a strong na­tional de­fense. 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,” says Mr. Bolton.

“We share a vi­sion of Amer­i­can lead­er­ship that is driven by the prin­ci­ple of peace through strength, and tak­ing care of our troops,” noted Mr. Zinke, who served as a U.S. Navy SEAL from 1986 to 2008 and whose cam­paign motto is, “No­body leads like a SEAL.”

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