Linda McMahon, one of President trump’s biggest fundraisers in the 2016 election, is to step down as head of the U.S. Small Business Administration in order to chair the president’s super PAC in the 202o cycle, Politico reported Friday.
Trump allies have spent weeks searching for someone to chair the super PAC, which campaign officials view as a key plank in the president’s reelection effort. The president’s top aides believe they will need to raise around $1 billion, and say the super PAC will be a major part of the effort. Brian Walsh, America First Action’s president, declined to comment to Politico, and the SBA did not respond to a request for comment.
The longtime professional wrestling executive gave millions to Trump in the 2016 cycle, according to OpenSecrets.org, a website that tracks political donations.
A former Republican Senate candidate, McMahon is one of the first generation of Trump’s Cabinet, having been confirmed for the SBA job in February 2017. She’s also one of just five women in the president’s Cabinet.