Sep 23, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Trump allies launch new super PAC called MAGA Inc.

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Former President Trump speaks in Ohio on Sept. 17. Photo: Andrew Spear for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Allies of former President Trump are creating a new super PAC called MAGA Inc., according to paperwork filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.

The big picture: The PAC is expected to be the main channel for funneling money into key midterm races and could become a part of Trump's campaign finance infrastructure if he runs for a second presidential term in 2024, AP writes.

  • MAGA Inc. will replace Trump's existing super PAC, as first reported by Politico.
  • Representatives for Trump did not immediately respond to Axios' request for comment.

What they're saying: "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," Trump spokesman Taylor Budowich said in a statement to Politico.

Between the lines: Trump and his allies are involved in several investigations — with hefty legal bills — related to the 2020 presidential election.

Why it matters: The new super PAC comes weeks before the Nov. 8 midterms, for which Democrats are out-raising Republicans.

  • Trump, however, is one of the Republicans seeing huge small-dollar fundraising success even though he isn't a 2022 candidate, Axios' Lachlan Markay reports, and he's steered a tiny portion of it to GOP midterm hopefuls.
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