With the 2018 midterm elections fast approaching, Republicans in Congress are preparing to try and hold their majority against the supposed “Blue Wave” of Democrat voters.
Doing so requires raising plenty of funds for campaigns, and it appears that the House GOP is bringing in a rather big gun to assist with their fundraising in California, presidential daughter Ivanka Trump.
According to Politico, Ivanka Trump will be joining House Majority Leader and California Rep. Kevin McCarthy for a fundraising swing through the state during the latter half of June.
She will take part in events that will raise funds on behalf of Protect the House, a fundraising committee started jointly by McCarthy and Vice President Mike Pence.
“At the request of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Ivanka Trump will be headlining a June 18 Protect the House fundraiser with the Leader in California,” announced a statement from Trump’s team.
“Ivanka developed a strong relationship with Leader McCarthy during their efforts to Pass the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its Child Tax Credit provisions. They also worked closely on Seta/Fosta legislation to combat online sex trafficking,” the statement added.
The Fresno Bee reported that one of the fundraising events will take place in Fresno on June 18, part of California’s 22nd District currently represented by incumbent Devin Nunes.
Nunes, who serves as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has proven himself to be a staunch ally of President Donald Trump who is facing a challenge posed by Democrat candidate Andrew Janz, who of course has drawn support from Hollywood celebrities.
Janz, who reportedly raised more than $600,000 in the past month — the second-most for a Democrat House candidate — will need plenty of help other than supportive words from celebrities though.
Nunes has reportedly raised nearly $2.3 million over the past month and a half, has more than $5 million in cash on hand and has raised more funds than any other incumbent Republican in the state.
It has become increasingly obvious to political observers that McCarthy and other top House Republicans have developed a rather close relationship with the Trump family, a good sign that House leadership is largely onboard with the MAGA agenda.
This is also a rather significant move on Ivanka Trump’s part, as she isn’t exactly known to be out and about on the campaign or fundraising trail, at least not for anyone other than her father.