Ambassador John Bolton Endorses Ted Budd for U.S. Senate

Washington D.C. – Former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, Ambassador John R. Bolton, announced the John Bolton PAC’s endorsement of Ted Budd for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. Additionally, the John Bolton PAC will contribute $5,000 to his general election campaign. 

Statement by Ambassador John Bolton: 

“Cheri Beasley has gone out of her way to try and make herself look less extreme than she actually is. We already have enough senators whose views do more damage to American security than our enemies ever could. National security issues are important to North Carolina voters, which is why they know the clear choice for a strong and safe America is Ted Budd.” 

Statement by Ted Budd: 

“Ambassador Bolton has a record of being tough on Iran and Cheri Beasley is on the record being soft on Iran. Beasley has been endorsed by the radical, far-left J-Street PAC that does not support Israel, our most important ally in the Middle East. Beasley also believes the Iran Nuclear Deal ‘was a principled example of how diplomacy can work to promote peace and keep military conflict and devastation at bay,’ which is out-of-touch with the realities of the region. I believe in peace through strength and supporting our allies to ensure that America is safe from foreign enemies.” 

About the John Bolton PAC ( Through his PAC, SuperPAC and Foundation, Ambassador John Bolton defends America by raising the importance of national security in public discourse and supporting candidates who believe in strong national security policies. Ambassador Bolton has worked hard to restore conservative leadership, which must reverse the recent policies of drift, decline and defeat. America must rise to the occasion and acknowledge the indispensable role we play in the world. Through 2020, Ambassador Bolton has endorsed over 200 candidates and raised nearly $20 million for his organizations. 


Ambassador John Bolton, a diplomat and a lawyer, has spent many years in public service. He served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in 2005-2006. He was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security from 2001 to 2005. In the Reagan Administration, he was an Assistant Attorney General.