The revolution is over, at least for the #Rev18 Super PAC.
On Nov. 8, the #Rev18 Super PAC announced on its Twitter account it was shutting down due to a lack of time. #Rev18, shorthand for “Revolution 2018,” was the Super PAC formed by Mike Cernovich and Jack Posobiec, individuals identified by the Anti-Defamation League as conspiracy theorists and members of the “alt lite,” a spinoff of the “alt right,” and Jeff Giesea, who, according to the Super PAC’s now-defunct website, identified as a “memetic warfare theorist.”
Formation of the Super PAC was announced on Oct. 2 along with a “firm endorsement” of Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel of Beachwood, who is seeking the Republican nomination to oppose U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Cleveland, in the 2018 election. Mandel was the only candidate #Rev18 endorsed.
The tweet announcing the end of the Super PAC said it was started as a side project and that the trio “have not been able to give it the time and leadership needed to fulfill its mission.”
The tweet added that Posobiec was recently married and hasn’t had time to devote to the organization since his wedding, and Giesea recently became a father, which has taken up most of his time. #Rev18’s Twitter account and web page were deleted shortly after the tweet was posted.
At the time of the Super PAC’s formation, Posobiec called Mandel “the perfect candidate” for #Rev18 to back.
“He has an amazing track record in Ohio of putting citizens first, engages the grassroots and isn’t afraid to stand up to the institutional left and establishment GOP like (Ohio Governor John) Kasich,” Posobiec said in a statement. “He will be a great Senator for Ohio.”
Mandel’s campaign did not respond to requests for comment.
Super PACs are prohibited from coordinating with political campaigns but can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money on behalf of the candidates.