Group led by Steve Bannon spending $3 million on digital ads ahead of midterm election
From ABC News:
“Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s political arm is spending $3 million on digital ads targeted at getting out the vote ahead of the midterms, according to Bannon.
The new push, just three weeks before the midterms, is funded by Bannon’s new outside political group, a 501(c) 4, called “Citizens of the American Republic” that he formed in August.
Groups under 501 (c) 4 are social welfare organizations that must not be organized for profit and “must be operated exclusively to promote social welfare,” according to the IRS.
Bannon will be out on the campaign trail stumping for Republican candidates who are considered vulnerable with the message that even though President Donald Trump isn’t on the ballot, the midterm election is a referendum on his presidency.
Bannon wrote and directed a documentary called “Trump at War,” with the goal of galvanizing the political base. Bannon said he’ll air the film on Tuesday, in the Dallas congressional district where Republican Congressman Pete Sessions is attempting to hold onto his seat.”