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Republicans tap top fundraiser in mad scramble for convention cash

Posted On: Jul 11, 2020   |   Posted By: Politico

Republicans tap top fundraiser in mad scramble for convention cash

Republicans have tapped a top party fundraiser as they race to lock down money for their convention - a task that's been complicated by a tight timetable and growing concerns about holding a large-scale event during the pandemic.
Jeff Miller, a veteran fundraiser with deep connections to the tight-knit world of Republican donors, will serve as national finance chair for the late-August convention in Jacksonville, Fla., according to three people familiar with the appointment.
Republicans are scrambling to raise millions of dollars after President Donald Trump moved most of the event from Charlotte. They say they've received several millions in commitments toward a fundraising goal of $20 to $25 million, but declined to be more specific.
Convention fundraising typically occurs over a span of two years. But after Trump clashed with North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper over his refusal to allow a full-fledged convention, Republicans launched a new multi-million-dollar drive in order to pull off a separate...

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