Feb 23, 2024 - Politics & Policy

Exclusive: Well-funded new super PAC joins Trumpworld

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GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA - FEBRUARY 20: Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a Fox News town hall with host Laura Ingraham at the Greenville Convention Center on February 20, 2024 in Greenville, South Carolina

Former President Trump joins a Fox News town hall with Laura Ingraham in Greenville, S.C., on Tuesday. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

A well-funded new super PAC to help former President Trump in the general election has been started by staunch allies in Florida — with Trump family insider Sergio Gor as CEO, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: With optimism rising in Trumpworld that he'd beat President Biden in a rematch, Republican donors will be looking for splashy ways to give. They now have a new outlet.

  • The first big donor to Right for America is billionaire Ike Perlmutter, former chairman of Marvel Entertainment, who's friends with Trump and a Mar-a-Lago member. Perlmutter was one of Trump's biggest givers in 2020.

The big picture: Right for America contends it's complementary to the main pr0-Trump super PAC, Make America Great Again Inc. (MAGA PAC).

  • MAGA Inc. doesn't appear to be slowing down: The PAC held two events this week, with Trump as a special guest, in Nashville and Greenville, S.C.
  • Guests included Sens. Bill Hagerty and Marsha Blackburn (both R-Tenn.), Dennis Quaid and Kid Rock. The events together netted over $6 million.

Between the lines: Some in Trump's orbit tell Axios they have serious concerns that a vehicle of such strategic importance — with a potentially huge amount of money — will be in the hands of people who haven't run a similar-sized enterprise.

  • Gor said in response: "We look forward to re-electing President Trump in November."

Besides Gor, the other two board members are Lee Rizzuto, who was Trump's consul general in Bermuda, and Anthony Lomangino, a longtime New York friend and entrepreneur.

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