Trump, RNC reach fundraising deal.
Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee announced an agreement late Tuesday night under which Trump’s campaign will help raise funds to elect Republicans around the country.
It’s a sign Trump is ready to raise funds for his campaign, but also to help boost other Republican candidates.
“The RNC is excited to team up with the Trump campaign to expand the robust ground, data, and digital operation we have in place to elect Republicans up and down the ballot,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said.
“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,” he said. “Donald Trump has received millions more votes than any candidate in the history of the Republican Party and we are confident that will carry forward into the general election.”
While Trump has been at odds with the RNC over the long campaign, he said he was pleased to ink the financial deal with the RNC.
“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,” he said.
The deal is comprised of two agreements to set up two fundraising committees. One is the Trump Victory Committee, and the other is the Trump Make America Great Again Committee.
The first is a committee that people can contribute to that involves Trump, the RNC and GOP organizations in Arkansas, Connecticut, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.
The second is only between Trump and the RNC.
Sanders Wins Ore.’s Democratic Primary.
Sanders Says He’s in Democratic Race Until ‘Last Ballot’ Cast.
“Let me be as clear as I can be — we are in until the last ballot is cast,” Bernie Sanders tells supporters in Carson, Calif.
- Sanders speaks as he and Hillary Clinton appeared to split the day’s Democratic presidential primaries — she declared victory in Ky.’s race, he won in Ore.
- Sanders says even if Clinton confirmed as final winner in Ky. he’ll “end up with about half the delegates” in state
- Concedes his campaign has “steep hill to climb,” but it remains possible for him to go to July’s Democratic natl convention in Philadelphia “with the majority of the pledged delegates”
- NOTE: Clinton leads among pledged delegates, and with support of party’s superdelegates is closing in on clinching nomination
- Criticizing Republican Donald Trump, says country can’t accept candidate who’s divisive and “who changes his mind every day on every issue”
- NOTE: Calif. primary is June 7