1Pro-Trump super PAC ramps up, hires top political operative
By Alex Isenstadt
03/01/16 01:03 PM EST
A pro-Donald Trump super PAC is pushing ahead with plans to support the
billionaire real estate executive, even as Trump insists he’s not seeking
the help of outside groups.
The super PAC, named Great America PAC, has tapped Eric Beach, a California-
based political operative who served as a national finance chair on Rand
Paul’s presidential bid, to help oversee its fundraising efforts. The group
launched in January with seed funding from Bill Doddridge, the CEO of the
Jewelry Exchange. Amy Kremer, a prominent tea party leader, is also helping
to steer its efforts.
The organization has raised eyebrows, given that Trump often says his
campaign is self funded — though it has accepted million in donations —and
has made opposition to super PACs a centerpiece of his campaign. Trump has
repeatedly blasted his GOP primary rivals for benefiting from outside groups.
Trump has taken steps to distance itself from the group. When it first
launched, the super PAC billed itself as TrumPAC. Shortly afterward, a Trump
attorney reached out to the group and, according to several sources
familiar with the exchange, said it wasn’t allowed to use the candidate’s
last name in its title. TrumPAC then changed its name to Great America PAC.
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