Trump joins former GA Senators for exclusive Atlanta fundraiser amidst legal battles

Former President Donald Trump will return to Georgia on April 10 for an exclusive Atlanta fundraiser. Former United States Senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, both staunch Trump supporters who were defeated by Democrats in important Senate contests, are among the event’s prominent hosts.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, this is Trump’s second appearance in Georgia this year, following a rally on March 9 that coincided with President Joe Biden’s Atlanta engagement.

Amid tensions within the Georgia GOP, highlighted by Trump’s criticism of Governor Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger for failing to back up his challenged claims of election involvement, the former president continues to solicit local support.

Trump joins former GA Senators for exclusive Atlanta fundraiser amidst legal battles

His ties with Perdue, a potential Cabinet contender if Trump is re-elected, and Loeffler, who may re-enter politics by 2026, highlights an ongoing battle inside Georgia’s Republican ranks.

The next fundraiser, with a $6,600 entry fee, is viewed by analysts as a move to strengthen the former president’s support in a vital battleground state, according to Atlanta NewsFirst.

This expensive event is also co-hosted by Bernie Marcus, the prominent co-founder of Home Depot, and other GOP heavyweights such as Don Leebern III and Tommy Bagwell. Notably, Bill White, a big supporter of the unsuccessful Buckhead Cityhood effort who has since moved to Florida, is one of the event’s sponsors.

Trump joins former GA Senators for exclusive Atlanta fundraiser amidst legal battles

This event occurs at a time when Trump’s legal troubles in Georgia are still unfolding.

According to Atlanta News First, Trump’s attorneys recently filed an appeal after a judge ruled that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, despite her personal ties to a special prosecutor in the case, could continue to prosecute Trump and more than a dozen allies on charges of attempting to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election results.

Despite these concerns, Trump’s campaign views Georgia as critical to a potential electoral resurgence in November. The former president and his staff intend to increase their presence in Georgia in the run-up to the election, viewing it as a “must-win” state to fuel his return bid.

Meanwhile, Trump continues to clash with prosecutors, who claim his fraud allegations violate state RICO laws. Trump’s lawyers say that his words are protected by the First Amendment, an argument they continue to use in the midst of the court battle.

This anticipated large-scale fundraising confirms Trump’s relentless effort to resurrect his political capital in a historically red state that surprisingly swung blue in the 2020 presidential election.

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