Trump Holds High-Dollar Fundraiser To Finance Transition Team

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Republican President-elect Donald Trump will hold his first major high-dollar fundraiser Dec. 7, according to Politico.

In order to get into the fundraiser, traditionally Republican donors will have to pay $5,000 a head. Trump’s expected treasury secretary appointee Steven Mnuchin is slated to attend, along with top contender for commerce secretary Wilbur Ross.

Trump also invited top Florida Republican fundraiser Brian Ballard, who also worked as Trump’s lobbyist in Tallahassee, according to Politico. The invitation included the names of 60 people who could be in attendance. There was no specific location listed for the event, although it will be held somewhere in New York City.

Politico reported that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie held transition fundraisers at the law offices of BakerHostetler, but they were sparsely attended by people other than Christie staffers, making the Dec. 7 fundraiser the largest transition fundraising event so far in the transition process.

Trump won election over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the electoral college, but lost the popular vote by more than 2 million individual votes. Trump has yet to announce his pick for secretary of state, but is already filling his cabinet with conservative activists and politicians.

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