About the PAC

The John Bolton PAC was founded to raise the importance of American national security in Federal elections. Protecting our vital individual freedoms at home requires securing America’s interests in a challenging world.

The PAC was organized by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John R. Bolton. Ambassador Bolton has previously served in numerous positions in the national government, including Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and Assistant Attorney General in charge of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division. He is also the author of the best-selling book Surrender Is Not an Option: Defending America at the United Nations and Abroad.

“In recent years, we have seen the dangerous consequences as Barack Obama consciously abandoned Ronald Reagan’s commitment to ‘peace through strength.’” Obama’s economic policies are undermining the foundations of our national economy, with a national debt rapidly approaching 17 trillion dollars, which amounts to over $53,000 debt per U.S. citizen and an astonishing $148,000 debt per U.S. taxpayer. By weakening our long-term economic strengths and by massive cuts to our defense budget, Obama is dangerously eroding our military, reducing our ability to respond to foreign threats. Our friends and allies question our resolve, and our enemies no longer fear us, as the tragic murder of four Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 demonstrates only too clearly,” Bolton said.

“Congress has also failed in its responsibility to protect America and hold the Obama Administration accountable. We desperately need elected officials who will support foreign and defense policies and an economic philosophy that centers on a free and secure America,” Bolton stressed.

The John Bolton PAC will seek out and support candidates for nomination and for election to federal office who are committed to restoring strong American economic and national security. We want leaders who believe that America’s continuing presence in the world is good for America, good for our freedoms, good for our economy, and good for our future. We believe that it is not American strength that is provocative, but American weakness, as the Obama Administration has unfortunately proven again and again. We must refocus our priorities on policies that make us strong so we can remain free. The John Bolton PAC will support candidates determined to reverse the Obama policies of decline, retreat, and the mistrust of American exceptionalism.


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.