Conservative Bridge PAC

In March 2016, a group of Republican consultants formed Conservative Bridge PAC. The Super PAC is “acting preemptively to boost vulnerable Republicans in down-ballot races.”[1] Per the Wall Street Journal, “Conservative Bridge will be led by Mr. [Bert] Coleman, who worked on former President George H.W. Bush’s campaigns; Ann Herberger, a top fundraiser for Jeb Bush, the former presidential candidate and Florida governor; Max Fose, a political consultant who worked for John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign; and Kory Langhoffer, an attorney who worked on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.”[2] Coleman told the Journal that the group’s “goal is to raise $15 million by mid-summer” and admitted that presumptive nominee Donald Trump “has damaged the Republican brand.”[3]

The group filed its statement of organization on March 4, 2016[4]. As of March 31, it reported raising $0.[5]

[1]New Super PAC aims to protect Republicans running down-ballot from Donald Trump.” Beth Reinhard, The Wall Street Journal, 03/15/16

[2]New Super PAC aims to protect Republicans running down-ballot from Donald Trump.” Beth Reinhard, The Wall Street Journal, 03/15/16

[3]New Super PAC aims to protect Republicans running down-ballot from Donald Trump.” Beth Reinhard, The Wall Street Journal, 03/15/16

[4]Conservative Bridge PAC – FEC Form 1.” Federal Election Commission, 03/04/16, p. 1

[5]Conservative Bridge PAC – FEC Form 3X.” Federal Election Commission, 03/31/16, p. 2