Trump Jr., Guilfoyle raise $2.5 million on California swing for Trump campaign

Trump Jr., Guilfoyle raise $2.5 million on California swing for Trump campaign
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The fundraisers in deep-blue California attracted some of the biggest names in technology and sports, including Debby Magowan, who is part owner of the San Francisco Giants, and Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR.

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About 40 people attended a luncheon Wednesday at the Palo Alto home of Margaret Chai Maloney and Sean MaloneySean Patrick MaloneyThree NRA board members resign from organization Trump Jr., Guilfoyle raise .5 million on California swing for Trump campaign House Democrat on O'Rourke: 'I wouldn't count him out yet' MORE, a prominent technology executive and former vice president at Intel Corp.

An event at a residence in San Francisco included Magowan, prominent GOP donor DeDe Wilsey, real estate investor Carole McNeil, and Napa Valley socialites Elizabeth and Clarke Swanson.

The Northern California events were largely coordinated by Guilfoyle, a friend of many of the guests. It was a homecoming of sorts for Guilfoyle, who was married to California Gov. Gavin NewsomGavin Christopher NewsomHillicon Valley: Zuckerberg would support delaying Libra | More attorneys general join Facebook probe | Defense chief recuses from 'war cloud' contract | Senate GOP blocks two election security bills | FTC brings case against 'stalking' app developer Facebook investing B to tackle affordable housing crisis in California PG&E notifies 200K customers of potential second planned blackout MORE (D) when he was mayor of San Francisco.

“The common theme from from San Francisco was donors telling us to come back out here because there are a lot more people who weren’t willing to get out front before but they’re ready to now,” the source said.

Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle, who are dating, also coordinated a swing through Southern California that included a Trump Victory bundler summit at The Peninsula Hotel in Los Angeles with about 100 donors. On Friday afternoon, Luckey attended an afternoon reception sponsored by the conservative groups New Majority and Lincoln Club at the Balboa Bay Club in Newport Beach.

The fundraisers took place while the president held his own money-raising event in Bedminster, N.J., on Friday.

The $2.5 million raised on the West Coast will go to Trump Victory, one of the main fundraising vehicles for the president’s reelection.

The three authorized Trump fundraising entities — Trump for President, Trump Victory and the Trump Make America Great Again Committee — combined to raise $56.7 million in the second quarter, while the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised $51.3 million.

The Trump entities have a combined $80.2 million in cash on hand, while the RNC ended June with $43.5 million in the bank.