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Earlier this week, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that “deep-pocketed Republicans” are lining up “on opposite sides” of the GOP primary to bankroll their preferred candidate. Now we’ve learned that Leah Vukmir’s funder, Diane Hendricks, was Trump’s special guest at his golf club Thursday night to garner support for his disastrous legislative agenda.


New York Times: Seeking Reset, Trump Dines with Some of His Biggest Donors
By Maggie Haberman and Kenneth P. Vogel
August 18, 2017

Key Points:

  • “President Trump dined on Thursday night at his Bedminster golf club with a handful of his most generous donors, as he tried to build support for his hobbled legislative agenda amid mounting criticism from within his own party, three people briefed on the dinner said.”


  • “The invited donors and their families have combined to donate millions of dollars to committees supporting Mr. Trump’s campaign and inauguration, and Mr. Trump’s team hopes they will contribute millions more to groups pushing his legislative agenda. They included the New York investor Robert Mercer, the Kentucky coal executive Joseph W. Craft and the Wisconsin roofing magnate Diane Hendricks, according to people familiar with the dinner.”

Read the full article here.

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