Donald Trump to come to Louisiana for fundraiser

Former President Donald Trump, the heavy favorite to carry Louisiana in the 2024 election, will be back in the state later this month to attend a private fundraiser.

Retired shipbuilder Boysie Bollinger and former banker Joe Canizaro, three-time state co-chairmen for the Trump campaign, are hosting a July 25 event at Canizaro’s home in Metairie, according to an invitation the Louisiana Republican Party sent to members Tuesday. Canizaro also hosted Trump at a soiree for big donors in 2019, when nearly $4 million was raised.

The price of admission to this month’s fundraiser is $23,200 per person or couple. For an additional $3,300, donors can take part in a VIP reception.

Trump received 58% of the vote in Louisiana in both of his runs for president, but a poll conducted earlier this year indicates his support could be waning.

Put Louisiana First, a nonprofit led by prominent Republican business leaders, paid for a survey of Louisiana voters in February. It showed 38% supported Trump in the 2024 presidential race, ahead of 34% for President Joe Biden and 29% for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Trump has held a sizable advantage over DeSantis for the Republican nomination in several polls despite a federal indictment for allegedly mishandling classified documents. The 45th president also faces fraud charges in Manhattan, and a grand jury in Georgia is considering whether to charge Trump for attempting to interfere with the outcome of the 2020 election.

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Republished with permission from the Florida Phoenix.




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