Ken McKay, Chris Christie’s former presidential campaign manager who is now leading the pro-Trump super PAC Rebuilding America Now, said on this week’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast that his PAC will soon be rivaling pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities Action USA, which has nearly $47 million on hand to spend.
“When October rolls around,” McKay said to ABC News Political Director Rick Klein and Deputy Political Director Shushannah Walshe, “I think we will be spending at the rate at they’re spending.”
Pointing to the infrastructure required to build a successful fundraising operation, McKay said, “Our commitments have actually grown, but it just takes a ton of time to meet people face to face.”
"We didn’t have the White House for the past eight years,” McKay added. “At the end of the day, we will match them dollar for dollar.”
McKay said that his PAC’s strategy will focus on Clinton’s trustworthiness and the record of her husband.
“If you look at the data, and you look at focus group reactions,” McKay said in reference to Clinton, “when she’s talking, people don’t believe her.”
“We can’t let her get away with that,” McKay said, referring to his PAC’s messaging.
In addition to focusing on trust, McKay said that his PAC has tied the presumptive Democratic nominee with the legacy of President Bill Clinton “to remind everybody, ‘Hey, this is what it was like before. Well, get ready. Here it comes again.’”
McKay also discussed speculation on whether his former boss, Chris Christie, would be selected to run on Trump’s ticket.
“I think he would be a fantastic leader,” McKay said. “I think he would do whatever he can to help his friend.”