Trump Sets Dallas Fund-raiser Sept. 27 to Help GOP Gird for Midterms

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump will headline a high-dollar fund-raiser in Dallas on Sept. 27, seeking to replenish his own campaign account and help fill the national GOP's coffers for a potentially challenging 2018 election cycle.Invitations went out Wednesday. A number of Republicans in Texas confirmed the details.Tickets range from $2,700 to $100,000 with tiers in between, including a $50,000-per-couple price. Most of the proceeds will go the the Republican National Committee, with the first $2,700 going to Trump's 2020 reelection account under more restrictive "hard money" rules.This will be Trump's first visit to Texas as president. It's common for presidents -- and national candidates -- from both parties to make forays to Texas to round up donations. In July 2015, a month after jumping into the GOP nomination race, Trump went to Laredo to tour the border. He drew 15,000 supporters to the American Airlines Center that September, returning to Dallas for a rally in June 2016 and again last October, on a swing that also took him to San Antonio. That was his last visit to Texas.The rallies drew exuberant protests and the presidential visit may, as well.The White House has not yet announced the trip.Republicans involved in the effort declined to discuss it.   Continue reading...

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