Trump Jr. raises $2.5M in Calif. for reelection campaign
Written by Peter Boykin on July 23, 2019
The president’s eldest son recently saw a successful round of fundraising in California. According to Monday reports, Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle raised $2.5 million over a 48-hour period last week. The money will likely go toward Trump Victory, which is one of the main fundraising vehicles for the president’s re-election campaign.
Until this point, the exact locations for the fundraising events had been kept under wraps.
“Some ugly things have happened recently to the Trump family, and I think they’d like to avoid that,” said John Dennis, San Francisco Republicans chairman.
Around 200 donors reportedly attended exclusive fundraisers held in major cities, including San Francisco, Los Angeles and Palo Alto. Guests included a part owner of the San Francisco Giants, the former chairman of the Fine Art Museum of San Francisco, and the founder of American technology company Oculus VR.
“We support Donald Trump, we want him to be elected again.” stated Joan Leone, President of Republican Women of San Francisco.
The fundraisers took place while the president held his own money-raising event in New Jersey on Friday. The three authorized Trump fundraising entities– Trump for President, Trump Victory and The Trump Make America Great Again Committee — have a combined $80.2 million in cash on hand.