The ABE PAC, a political action committee dedicated to supporting Republican Abe Hamadeh in his pursuit of Arizona’s Eighth Congressional District, has successfully raised $1 million during its initial fundraising quarter, according to exclusive information obtained by Breitbart News.
Functioning as the primary federal PAC committed to advancing Hamadeh’s electoral campaign, the ABE PAC revealed to Breitbart News that since the launch of Hamadeh’s campaign on October 18, it has surpassed the significant milestone of one million dollars in fundraising. This achievement comes as Hamadeh faces competition from fellow Republican Blake Masters and other contenders in the primary race for the GOP nomination in the district.
Having garnered support from influential figures within the Republican Party, Hamadeh boasts endorsements from former President Donald Trump and leading Republican Senate candidate Kari Lake, making him a formidable candidate in the race. Hamadeh officially declared his candidacy for the seat previously held by Rep. Debbie Lesko (R-AZ) on the same day Lesko announced she would not seek reelection.
During the brief period between Lesko’s announcement and Hamadeh’s entry into the race, Kari Lake expressed her desire for Hamadeh to run for the seat and promptly endorsed him once he declared his candidacy.
After many years of service to our great state, Debbie Lesko has announced that she will not be seeking re-election.— Kari Lake (@KariLake) October 17, 2023
I sure hope my friend @AbrahamHamadeh considers running! #AZ08 deserves a fighter & Abe is one of the toughest in Arizona. pic.twitter.com/uv3K3KPX80
On December 8, Donald Trump officially endorsed Abe Hamadeh, who had previously secured the Republican nomination for attorney general in Arizona during the 2022 elections.
In a post on Truth Social, Trump expressed his enthusiastic support for Hamadeh, highlighting the nominee’s background as a military veteran and former prosecutor. Trump characterized Hamadeh as a resolute advocate for safeguarding the integrity of elections and labeled him a fearless fighter in this regard. The former president emphasized Hamadeh’s commitment to prioritizing America’s interests, proclaiming that he would be a genuine warrior in Congress.
Trump further elaborated on Hamadeh’s stances, noting his strength on critical issues such as border security, military and veterans’ affairs, crime prevention, tax reduction, election integrity, and the protection of the Second Amendment. According to Trump, Hamadeh recognizes the paramount importance of preserving the flame of freedom, acknowledging the potential consequences if it were ever extinguished and emphasizing the urgency of its preservation.
🚨🚨BREAKING🚨🚨— Abe Hamadeh (@AbrahamHamadeh) December 8, 2023
Thank you Mr. President, I can’t wait to fight alongside you to restore the America we love.
“President Donald Trump endorses Abe Hamadeh for Congress” pic.twitter.com/U9e0lVG53b
Initial internal polling indicates that Hamadeh holds a significant advantage over Masters and other contenders in a competitive five-way race. According to the National Public Affairs poll commissioned by the Hamadeh campaign, the candidate is currently in the lead with 37 percent support, establishing a commanding 23-point lead over Masters. This poll was initially reported by Politico.
2024 #AZ08 Republican Primary:— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) December 20, 2023
Abe Hamadeh 37% (+23)
Blake Masters 14%
Ben Toma 7%
Trent Franks 6%
Anthony Kern 3%
.@NatPubAffairs/@AbrahamHamadeh Internal Poll, 418 LV, 12/16-17https://t.co/Z8V4aOhTOg
Following closely, Arizona State House Speaker Ben Toma (R-27) secures seven percent, while former U.S. Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) captures six percent, and State Sen. Anthony Kern (R-27) holds at three percent. Notably, 34 percent of respondents remain undecided.
This poll, conducted from December 16-17, sampled 418 likely Republican primary voters in the district, and it carries a margin of error of plus or minus 4.8 percentage points.