Former UN Ambassador John Bolton Endorses McConnell, Cotton

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Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton made his first two endorsements for Senate, giving nods to Sen. Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and Rep. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.), the Hill reports.

"After over seven years of Harry Reid’s failed leadership in Washington, America needs change. Having worked with Mitch McConnell, I know he is the Senate Majority Leader we need to lead Congress in the right direction," Bolton said in a statement shared first with The Hill.

"With a Senate victory in Arkansas from Congressman Tom Cotton, a GOP rising star and veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, I am confident the Republican Party will win back control of the Senate and turn back the clock on six years of botched Obama policies at home and abroad," he added.

Bolton’s PAC will max out to both candidates, according to the Hill.

Bolton has already endorsed two candidates for the House, Air Force Col. Martha McSally, who is running in Arizona, and Barbara Comstock, who is vying to replace retiring Rep. Frank Wolf (R.) in Virginia.