Ryan Zinke-linked PACs Still Raising Money — and Spending it Questionably


Four PACs with Ryan Zinke connections collectively raised more than $2.6 million this year, nearly 70 percent of which came from donors who gave $200 or less. The groups included Zinke’s leadership PAC, the Supporting Electing American Leaders (SEAL) PAC, and a super PAC he created, Special Operations For America, as well as one PAC he fundraised for while he was Interior secretary and another that backed him when he ran for Congress. The growing dilemma has shaken conservative groups and leaders. After Axios and the Campaign Legal Center reported that Trump’s former deputy campaign manager David Bossie was lining his own pockets with his Presidential Coalition 527 group, Trump labeled the America First Action super PAC the Trump campaign’s only “approved” outside group.

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