The Draft Tucker PAC was formed and registered with the Federal Election Commission shortly after his show was canceled in April. The PAC’s chair and principal financial backer is Chris Ekstrom, a former Texas congressional candidate and major GOP donor.
The ad, urging Carlson to run, premiered on social media on Thursday and will run on Newsmax next week.
Republicans need a new leader that can stand up to Biden. It’s time to draft Tucker Carlson pic.twitter.com/FV9s3wxalc
— Draft Tucker Carlson (@DrafttuckerPAC) May 19, 2023
“Republicans need a new leader, and Tucker Carlson is ready to lead,” the ad states. “No one in America is more articulate and pins down leftists in both parties better than Tucker.”
The ad says Carlson will “whip Biden” in a presidential debate.
“Tucker Carlson is witty, sharp, and mocks woke nonsense,” the ad says. “Tucker will whip Biden in a debate.”
Ekstrom believes that there is a “realistic opportunity” for a