Trump to attend California fundraiser with Oracle chairman

Trump to attend California fundraiser with Oracle chairman
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Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison has announced a Feb. 19 fundraiser for President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenators demand more details from Trump on intel watchdog firing Overnight Health Care: Trump steps up attack on WHO | Fauci says deaths could be lower than first projected | House panel warns federal stockpile of medical supplies depleted | Mnuchin, Schumer in talks over relief deal Trump says he'll look into small business loan program restricting casinos MORE to be hosted at his golf course and California estate to support the president's reelection campaign.

The tech billionaire will host supporters at a golf event in Rancho Mirage, Calif., for the outing next week, USA Today reported. For $100,000, supporters can join the golf event and have their photo taken with Trump. For $250,000, supporters can take a photo, attend the event and participate in a roundtable discussion. Both donation options are available for two guests. 

As of the end of 2019, Ellison had never contributed to Trump’s campaign or any political action committees supporting the president, USA Today reported.

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The contributions will help fund Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee launched by the Trump campaign, the Republican National Committee (RNC) and state GOP organizations, USA Today reported. The funds will be distributed between Trump’s primary and general election accounts, the RNC and state parties, in addition to funding the Republican National Convention.

After the golf event, Trump will also appear in Phoenix for a campaign rally on Wednesday. He is also scheduled to make other California campaign stops, including in Bakersfield and Beverly Hills. 

Ellison has personally contributed $9.5 million to federal candidates and political action committees since 1993, the outlet reported. In 2017, he backed Rep. Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesCalifornia governor responds to Nunes on canceling school: 'We'll continue to listen to the experts' Nunes claims it would be 'way overkill' to cancel school year in California due to coronavirus Trump steps up intensity in battle with media MORE (R-Calif.), Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamTrump attacks WHO amid criticism of his coronavirus response Graham backs Trump, vows no money for WHO in next funding bill UN biodiversity chief calls for international ban of 'wet markets' MORE (R-S.C.) and Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdGarth Brooks accepts Library of Congress's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Texas kicks off critical battle for House control Gun control group plans to spend million in Texas in 2020 MORE (R-Texas). He has also donated to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyHillicon Valley: Google bans Zoom from its work computers | Dem cautions White House against using surveillance to fight virus | Lawmakers push House leaders on remote voting Rep. Massie threatens to block next relief bill, calls for remote voting Lawmakers outline proposals for virtual voting MORE’s (R-Calif.) Victory Fund in addition to donating to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Although the state is not a Republican stronghold in presidential elections, in 2019, Trump’s reelection campaign raised $12.2 million from California contributors, USA Today reported.