"Can I Count on You?" How the Presidential Coalition Has Capitalized on its Leader's Ties to the President and Misled Donors


CLC's Brendan Fischer and Maggie Christ published a report in collaboration with Axios on a group called The Presidential Coalition, a 527 that is raising money by capitalizing on former Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie's connection to the President. The fundraising appeals have paid off, as the group has achieved a fundraising explosion after Trump was elected. But this analysis shows that the group devoted only a trivial proportion of its post-2016 spending to the cause it says it is supporting.