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Trump's California fundraisers are drenched in cash - and secrecy

Posted On: Sep 16, 2019   |   Posted By: Politico

Trump's California fundraisers are drenched in cash - and secrecy

SAN FRANCISCO - Donald Trump remains unpopular in the state where he lost to Hillary Clinton by a landslide: his job approval ratings in California are among his worst in the country. But among state Republicans here, it's a different story. And they've snapped up tickets to four sold-out, high-dollar fundraisers for the president. The events are shrouded in secrecy to a large extent, necessitated by the deep hostility many in the state feel toward the president. Still, the tickets have sold “faster than Mick Jagger,'' laughs former state party chair Shawn Steel, a Republican National Committee member and a Trump bundler. “There's a lot of love here for him,” says Steel, pointing to more than 1,000 Republicans, “donors at every level,” who have clamored for tickets to four events within the next 24 hours including a lunch in Silicon Valley, two events in the Los Angeles/Beverly Hills area - a dinner Wednesday and a breakfast Thursday - and another lunch in San Diego on Thursday. Already, state donors have...

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