King Maker: Rep. Stefanik Posts Staggering Fundraising Haul After a Single Palm Beach Trump Event
Republican New York Rep. Elise Stefanik raked in over $3 million in a single fundraiser with former President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort Tuesday.
Stefanik, who chairs the House Republican Conference, announced Wednesday that the Palm Beach, Florida, event raised $3.2 million, which will go toward Trump’s political action committee along with the campaigns of Stefanik and other Republican candidates.
“Proud to announce that last night we raised $3.2 million with President Trump for our shared effort to flip the House and save America,” Stefanik told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “We are going to fire Pelosi and take back our country.”
Trump applauded Stefanik for her leadership at the event and even hinted at the possibility of her eventually becoming president, remarking on her quick rise to the top of the Republican Party.
“She’s always been a friend and people would say she’s upwardly mobile. She goes to Washington as a young beautiful woman who took over and all of a sudden she becomes a rocket ship, she’s the boss,” Trump said, according to the New York Post. “She’s been a great boss, a strong boss.”
Hundreds of people paid $1,000 each to attend the fundraiser, the NYP reported, with certain guests paying as much as $25,000 to attend a roundtable and photo-op with Stefanik and Trump.
Stefanik’s announcement follows House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy announcing his staggering $72.4 million 2021 haul Wednesday, a record for a non-election year.
“As we begin an election year, the contrast couldn’t be starker,” McCarthy said in a statement. “While Democrats are retiring and running for the exits at a historic pace, Republican candidates and voters are rallying behind our mission to retake the House.”
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