Donald Trump Jr.Don TrumpHow Trump uses fundraising emails to remain undisputed leader of the GOP Donald Trump Jr. joins Cameo Book claims Trump family members were 'inappropriately' close with Secret Service agents MORE and former Fox News host Kimberly GuilfoyleKimberly GuilfoyleNew Trump super PAC formed after accusations of misconduct Trump to Pence on Jan. 6: 'You don't have the courage' Trump unhappy with Guilfoyle backing Greitens: report MORE headlined fundraisers for President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden: Those who defy Jan. 6 subpoenas should be prosecuted Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Hackers are making big money MORE’s reelection campaign in California that brought in about $2.5 million over the course of 48 hours last week, according to a source with knowledge of the events.
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.
About 40 people attended a luncheon Wednesday at the Palo Alto home of Margaret Chai Maloney and Sean MaloneySean Patrick MaloneyProgressives hit back after moderates take aim at Pelosi Entire NY Democratic congressional delegation now calling for Cuomo's resignation The Memo: Democrats torn over whether Trump's absence helps party 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 NewsomDon't break California's recall by 'fixing' it Equilibrium/Sustainability — Presented by Altria — Walrus detectives: Scientists recruit public to spot mammal from space Top Latino group endorses Padilla for full Senate term 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.