On Wednesday, Michael Avenatti shared a link to encourage his followers to “chip in for Beto now,” which directed to a donation website. But there is one interesting aspect of Avenatti’s generosity: half of the funds go to his own “Fight PAC.”
The tweet also said of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX): “Help us send the liar back home to Canada (sorry Canada) … ”
Lyin’ Ted Cruz is attacking me because I am supporting Beto. Help us send the liar back home to Canada (sorry Canada) – chip in for Beto now.https://t.co/TPICbyHqMq
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 11, 2018
A note before the suggested dollar amount points out that contributions “will be divided evenly between Beto O’Rourke and The Fight PAC.”
“Cruz Attacked Michael. We’re fighting back! #BASTA,” the donation page is titled.
“Ted Cruz is in the fight for his political life and the best he can do it lash out at Michael?” the website says. “We won’t take this sitting down. Chip in a few bucks to help Beto defeat Cruz and let Texas have a Senator they can be proud of.”
According to Buzzfeed, Avenatti launched Fight PAC in August to support Democratic candidates with “the size and the presence to really fight back and advocate from a position of strength as opposed to weakness.” He also said the PAC will serve as a vessel for his own politically-related travel.
The PAC’s website only has a black and white photo of Rudy Giuliani with the words “THE FIGHT 2020 ALL THE PRESIDENT’S CON MEN.”