A new super PAC is preparing to give President Donald Trump some major campaign funding following the Republican National Convention.
Home Depot founder Bernie Marcus and Sheldon Adelson are among the Republican megadonors planning to support Preserve America, which will kick off its advertising push with a $30 million ad campaign across Arizona, Georgia, Florida, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, Politico reported Monday. The ads will reportedly expand on the “law and order” themes Trump has espoused in recent months. (RELATED: Trump Weighing GOP Mega-Donor Adelson’s Offer To Fund Jerusalem Embassy)
The latest polls indicate that the Republican convention, coupled with civil unrest in many states across the nation, is helping Trump close the gap on Biden. A Morning Consult poll conducted among more than 4,000 likely voters on Friday showed Trump trailing Biden by 6 points, a 4-point improvement over the previous poll.
Preserve America’s launch also comes as some of Trump’s closest campaign advisers have reportedly expressed concern that America First Action, the official Trump-affiliated super PAC, has not maintained pace with Biden’s fundraising this summer. Meanwhile, some of the president’s highest-profile supporters and donors from the 2016 cycle, including tech billionaire Peter Thiel, have yet to meaningfully contribute to his 2020 reelection effort. Thiel, whose 2016 RNC speech marked the first time an openly gay man delivered keynote remarks at the convention, reportedly fears that coronavirus-linked economic woes put Trump at a significant disadvantage heading into November. (REPORT: Tech Billionaire Peter Thiel Is Increasingly Concerned About Trump’s Reelection Chances)
Trump campaign senior adviser Jason Miller also told press Monday that the campaign itself would soon be launching a host of new ads in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Carolina, Florida and Georgia.