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Ivanka Trump brings in $7.5 million in fundraising for her father

By Francesca Chambers, McClatchy Washington Bureau on

Published in Political News

WASHINGTON - Ivanka Trump raised $7.5 million from two events she headlined this week for her father's reelection campaign, sources familiar with her activities told McClatchy, boosting the cash-strapped presidential operation.

President Donald Trump's daughter raised $4.5 million for Trump Victory, the fundraising committee that is shared jointly by the Republican National Committee and the Trump presidential campaign, at a Wednesday evening event in Austin, Texas.

She raised another $3 million at a fundraiser in Tampa, Florida, on Thursday afternoon, the sources said. Both events were closed to the media.

President Trump's elder daughter has held four fundraisers since the beginning of August that benefited her father's reelection campaign. Those fundraisers have raised more than $14.5 million, the sources said.

While she has no additional fundraising appearances planned at this time, Ivanka Trump is expected to headline at least one more before the November election.

This week she also held campaign events in Phoenix, Arizona, and Wilmington, North Carolina, and plans to travel again next week.

 

Ivanka Trump's fundraising appearances coincide with a cash crunch inside her father's campaign in the election's final months.

The president's campaign and the RNC said they raised a combined $210 million in August. Democratic nominee Joe Biden and the Democratic National Committee reported a cumulative total of $364.5 million for the month.

Trump's new campaign manager Bill Stepien brushed off the financial situation in a September call with reporters after Democrats revealed their fundraising haul.

"We are now carefully managing the budget," he said. "Creating or recreating the budget was the first thing that I did upon becoming the campaign manager, and it's something that we as a team manage every single day."

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