Conservative PAC Urges GOP Voters To Dump Trump In Major Ad Blitz

A conservative super PAC is launching a major ad campaign urging voters to pick someone other than Donald Trump in next year’s Republican presidential primary.

Americans for Prosperity Action, a super PAC backed by billionaire conservative activist Charles Koch, is spending $1.68 million on ads in North Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee, according to Carolina Journal.

All three are among the 15 “Super Tuesday” states, or states that will host nominating contests on March 5. Given the number of states in play, a strong showing can make a candidacy, while a weak one can kill it off.

Christine Ravold, regional communications manager for the political action committee, told the Journal that “it’s time to turn the page” on Trump.

The former president is facing a combined 91 felony indictments in four separate cases, and is expected to spend significant time in courtrooms defending himself next year.

The PAC told The News & Observer that it has concerns over Trump’s electability.

The spot appears to be the same one the PAC ran last week during the Republican presidential debate:

That spot was part of a $4 million campaign aimed at the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada, according to The Washington Post.

The PAC signaled earlier this year that it was going to support someone other than Trump as the GOP’s nominee.

“The best thing for the country would be to have a president in 2025 who represents a new chapter,” Americans for Prosperity CEO Emily Seidel wrote in a memo in February.

Earlier this summer, Americans for Prosperity Action said it had raised $70 million for political races.

The organization has never waded into presidential primaries, but said that would change this time as it seeks to ensure Trump fails, out of a belief that he would lose to President Joe Biden in next year’s general election.

“There is a clear sense of urgency around choosing candidates who can win,” an unidentified official with the PAC told Reuters in June. “Even a significant number of President Trump’s [own] supporters are concerned about his electability and open to an alternative.”