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Trump plans fundraiser in Bel-Air

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has sharply increased his fundraising schedule. (Associated Press)
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump has sharply increased his fundraising schedule. (Associated Press)

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s fundraising trip to Southern California next week includes a dinner in Bel-Air, where donors are being asked to contribute up to $449,400 per person.

The reception and dinner will take place at a private home on July 14, just days before the start of the Republican National Convention, according to an invitation obtained by The Times. The least expensive ticket, which gets a donor into the reception but no picture or dinner, costs $2,700 per person.

Trump has sharply increased his fundraising schedule in the aftermath of campaign finance reports that showed he lags far behind presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Trump ended May with $1.3 million on hand, compared with¬†Clinton’s $42 million.

Last week, Trump held fundraisers in Boston and Denver. He is scheduled to hold one in Cincinnati on Wednesday, and another in Rancho Santa Fe the day before the Bel-Air event.

The hosts of the Bel-Air reception include billionaire real estate investor Tom Barrack, who held Trump’s first major fundraiser in May; former Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Jamie McCourt; fast-food honcho Andy Puzder, and Galpin Motors owner Bert Boeckmann. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus is also listed on the invitation though it is unclear if he is attending.

The contributions are to be split among Trump’s campaign, the RNC and several state Republican parties.


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