Ivanka Trump breaks Obama record on way to $35M-plus fundraising haul: reports
Ivanka Trump, White House senior adviser and first daughter, has reportedly raised tens of millions of dollars for her father’s reelection — even breaking former President Obama’s single-day fundraising record at a Texas stop in September.
Last week – the final full week before the election – Trump, 39, raised $13 million at three California fundraisers and another in Detroit, The Hill reported.
The president’s daughter has hosted more than 30 events since August, including at least 11 since last Sunday, banking more than $35 million, according to the Washington Examiner.
Trump’s September stop in Austin, Texas, which raised $4.5 million, trounced Obama’s single-day record of $3.8 million from 2014, the Examiner reported.
The president’s campaign has had Ivanka Trump speak specifically to suburban women, some of whom have reportedly softened in their Trump support, at her events, according to The Hill.
“As a working mother who has dedicated her career to the improvement of women’s lives, Ivanka intrinsically understands the issues facing American families today,” Mercedes Schlapp, a senior adviser for the Trump 2020 Campaign, told Politico.
Ivanka Trump’s fundraising assist has come at a crucial time since the Trump campaign has continued to lag behind that of Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s team.
Biden ended September with $177.3 million cash on hand while President Trump had $63.1 million, according to Federal Election Commission filings, NPR reported.