President Donald Trump shakes hands with Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) at a Keep America Great Rally at the Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky, November 4, 2019.
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President Donald Trump on Thursday will rally donors at a meeting organized by a super PAC aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the Republican Party gears up to defend 23 seats in the chamber next year.
The Senate Leadership Fund, which is run by McConnell associates, is scheduled to hold a private dinner meeting of at least 100 of its top donors at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
Trump is expected to give a speech intended to encourage donors to step up their contributions, this person added. The event is not a fundraiser, and contributors were not asked to donate to gain entrance, according to this person.
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