Veteran New Jersey Republican fundraiser and financier Lewis Eisenberg will lead a joint effort to bring in campaign funds for businessman Donald Trump’s presidential run, the Republican National Committee, and several state parties, including New Jersey.
The Trump campaign and the RNC made the announcement Tuesday night.
“Donald Trump knows the importance of keeping our Republican majorities at the local, state, and national level, and these joint fundraising agreements are another vital step in making that happen,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement.
He is a former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey,a former chairman of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, and a former adviser to Gov. Christie Whitman.
The decision to form the joint fundraising committees, both of which can take in more than the $2,700 that donors can give directly to Trump, is the clearest indication that the businessman will no longer largely pay for his presidential campaign out of his own pocket.
One committee is the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a joint fundraising committee between the RNC and the Trump campaign committee. The other is Trump Victory, which can take contributions of up to $449,400, and will raise money for the Trump presidential campaign, the national GOP and state Republican parties in New Jersey, Arkansas, Connecticut, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.
“We are pleased to have this partnership in place with the national party,” Trump said in a statement. “By working together with the RNC to raise support for Republicans everywhere, we are going to defeat Hillary Clinton, keep Republican majorities in Congress and in the states, and make America great again.”