Politico by Gary Fineout, Matt Dixon, and Isabel Dobrin
June 14, 2019
Good Friday morning. President Donald Trump is coming to Florida next week to launch his re-election, but I bet you can guess what else he’s doing while he’s in the neighborhood. C’mon, you can do it. That’s right! Trump will be raising some political coin.
Show me the money — The part-time Florida man is going to rake in campaign donations in both Orlando (the site of his official campaign kickoff) and Miami (well, Doral, to be precise).
Break out your wallet — A copy of the invitation to the event in Doral — which is being hosted by top officials with the Republican National Committee and Trump Victory at the Trump National Doral golf resort — says that a contribution of $250,000 per person allows individual donors to join a roundtable, get two lunch tickets and a photo with the president. A check of $100,000 gets a donor two lunch tickets and a photo. The money raised will be split between several different Trump and RNC accounts (JFCs for the win!).
It’s all about Florida — The fundraisers reinforce the point that while Democrats are going through a cumbersome and lengthy process to find a challenger, the incumbent is building up a hefty war chest ahead of a lengthy and grinding march to November 2020.
THE CHALLENGERS — “DNC announces the 20 Democrats who made the cut for the Miami presidential debates,” by Miami Herald’s David Smiley: “The [DNC] announced the lineup Thursday for its first presidential primary debates in Miami, leaving Florida’s only candidate out of the mix and irking the governor of Montana.” Read more