'We will not run': Tucker lawyer sends cease and desist letter to presidential PAC

May 23, 2023
Jen Krausz

Tucker Carlson made it clear this week that he doesn't want to run for president in 2024, despite a super PAC in his name that had already begun raising money for such a run.

The Draft Tucker PAC thought maybe if the money was there, Carlson would relent and throw his name into the crowded field of candidates, but that is not to be.

Lawyer Harmeet Dillon sent the PAC a cease and desist letter on Monday, making it clear that there's no way Carlson will run for president no matter how much money they raise.

“Mr. Carlson will not run for President in 2024 under any circumstances, and therefore your misrepresentations are damaging to Mr. Carlson and defrauding his supporters,” Dhillon wrote in the letter Monday.

"Use every legal means"

“If you do not immediately cease and desist your efforts to solicit money to ‘draft’ Mr. Carlson, we will use every legal means at our disposal to vindicate his rights and protect his supporters from these misrepresentations,” she wrote.

Dhillon also suggested that the PAC organizers might be collected data on donors to use for their own purposes later.

Draft Tucker spokesman Charlie Kolean said in response to the letter demanding the PAC to shut down, "We are going to honor that request.”

PAC chairman Chris Ekstrom said the group had only raised $212 online in addition to $35,000 of Ekstrom's own money.

Already an ad

The PAC did make an ad that was set to air on Newsmax before it agreed to "cease and desist," but asked the network to pull the ad.

Carlson does theoretically have a lot of time on his hands after Fox News took him off the air suddenly last month.

He is said to be preparing to start a new show on Twitter, so he might actually be busier than it seems, however.

According to a website that calculates how much a particular Twitter account could make if monetized, Carlson could make up to $95,000 per post on the site, which could more than replace his $20 million a year on Fox News and give him the ability to say pretty much whatever he wants without being censored.

Height of popularity

Carlson is at the height of his popularity and has become even more popular after Fox News kicked him off the air.

As far as being president, I'm sure Carlson would be far better than anything that's currently out there, including former President Donald Trump, but you can't make someone do what they don't want to do.

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