Trump’s picks in Tuesday’s GOP primaries spent over $400,000 at Mar-a-Lago

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  • The campaigns of seven Republican candidates backed by former President Donald Trump spent more than $400,000 in Mar-a-Lago combined.
  • According to FEC filings, Republican Georgia Senate nominee Herschelle Walker’s campaign spent nearly $200,000 at Mar-a-Lago.
  • Trump’s pick for Georgia governor, former Sen. David Perdue spent $20,000 from his campaign coffers at Mar-a-Lago in May, according to state campaign finance disclosures.

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$400,000 in the campaigns of seven Republican candidates backed by former President Donald Trump. spent more than, United at their private club Mar-a-Lago in the making of Tuesday’s primary clashes, according to federal and state campaign finance records.

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Republican Georgia Senate candidate Herschelle Walker’s campaign spent nearly $200,000 so far at the exclusive resort in Palm Beach, Fla. during the 2022 election cycle — paying just over $135,000 in December and nearly $65,000 in April, According to Federal Election Commission filings. In December, Walker participated in a campaign fundraiser in Mar-a-Lago for his primary bid for the Senate, according to a Video Introducing him to the crowd of donors. Trump endorsed Walker in September and is the favorite to become the Republican nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock.

“He is undoubtedly the greatest president ever, to ever hold office,” Walker says as he serves Trump at his club in Palm Beach, Fla.

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Trump’s pick for Georgia governor, former Sen. David Perdue, The state spent more than $20,000 out of its campaign treasury at Mar-a-Lago in May, according to campaign finance disclosures.

But Perdue, who has campaigned to spread the former president’s blatant lies about the 2020 presidential election, is falling badly behind incumbent Brian Kemp.

Trump slams Kemp as a “very weak governor” who has “failed Georgia” after Kempo recertified President Joe Biden’s victory in the Peach State during the 2020 presidential election. A Real Clear Politics Polling Average Shows Kemp Down 19 Percentage Points to Go in the Primary, Even After Trump’s Political Action Committee charity $500,000 to the group supporting Kemp in the gubernatorial contest. NBC News reports that Perdue did not buy any television advertising time in the finals. Week Of the campaign

One invite A March fundraising event at Mar-a-Lago for Perdue’s campaign said donors had to give or raise $24,200 to get a photo with the candidates and Trump.

Trump spokesman Taylor Budovich told CNBC in a text message that “candidates and causes across the nation are being funded with unprecedented money being raised on Trump properties.”

“In Republican politics today, there are only two seasons that matter: Mar-a-Lago season and Bedminster season, because this is where candidates, organizations and donors want to be,” he told Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ. Referring to.

Rape. Jody Hiss, R-Ga. Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Riffensperger is challenging the GOP primary for that seat. Raffensperger became one of Trump’s targets after publicly rebuking the former president’s false conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.

His campaign at March-a-Lago in February spent more than $38,000, campaign records show. One april The video shows Trump hosting Hice at his private club for a campaign fundraising event. recently vote Potential GOP primary voters show Raffensperger with 28% support and Hice with 26%. Trump endorses Hiss The last Year.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who is running in the primary against George P. Bush, the son of former Florida governor and unsuccessful presidential candidate Jeb Bush, held Mar-a-Lago between November and December, campaign finance records. According to.

In a December video at Trump’s private club, Trump said of Paxton, “You’ve done an incredible job and you’re a brave man.” Tweet from Paxton.

Former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, former Georgia State House Representative Vernon Jones have also spent campaign cash to rent space at Mar-a-Lago. Trump has endorsed all three.

Sanders did not return an email seeking comment. Representatives for all other Republican candidates running for Congress did not return requests for comment.

CNBC’s Kevin Brauninger contributed to this article.

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