(PatrioticPost.com)- On February 23, former President Donald Trump will host a fundraiser at his Florida Mar-a-Lago resort, where he will look to continue supporting certain candidates in this year’s midterm elections.
The host of the event will be the Make America Great Again Super PAC, which is aligned with the former president. The event will seek to raise both money and support for the candidates that Trump has already endorsed during this election cycle.
There will also be a “select group” of these individuals who will attend the event at Mar-a-Lago. While those people haven’t been identified yet, organizers said the list of those candidates would be “distributed soon.”
Other prominent people who will attend the event are Kimberly Guilfoyle, the PAC’s national finance chair, Pam Bondi, its chairwoman, as well as board members Ric Grenell and Matt Whitaker.
The price of a ticket to the dinner portion of the day-long fundraiser are $3,000 per person, or they can be purchased for $5,000 per couple. People who donated at least $125,000 to the cause will gain access to the full slate of events that day, which include a private dinner and photo opportunity with Trump himself.
While a fundraiser like this is certainly nothing new for Trump, the purpose behind it is certainly unique for former presidents. Since leaving the White House in January of 2021, Trump has been using his influence among voters in America by endorsing various candidates for the midterm elections, which will be held in November of this year.
Former presidents almost always endorse candidates for office from their own party, but none quite at the rate that Trump has. FiveThirtyEight has compiled statistics that show that not only has Trump endorsed significantly more candidates than most former presidents, but he’s done it way earlier than many in the past have.
Part of the reason for this is that Trump isn’t just looking to support certain long-standing members of his party. He’s instead looking to reshape the GOP in Washington by getting people who support him elected.
Since December 7, Trump has given his endorsement to 46 candidates for Republican primary elections in both the House and Senate. Some of his endorsements have also gone to candidates for governor in certain states in America.
The number of endorsements Trump has given out in that timeframe is more than three times how many endorsements were given out by former presidents during both the 2019 and 2020 election cycles.
It’s not just the sheer number of endorsements Trump has handed out that is unique, either. It’s the makeup of the people who he’s endorsed.
In the 2022 midterm cycle, 21 of Trump’s endorsements have gone to candidates who are challenging incumbents in Republican primaries that are going to be contested. That represents almost 46% of all of his endorsements.
In the 2020 election cycle, by contrast, Trump gave out only 25 endorsements to people who were challenging incumbents, which was roughly 22% of the total endorsements he gave out then.