POLITICO, “Trump, RNC Expand Fundraising Operation,” July 1, 2016

By Nick Gass

Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee added more than 80 bundlers to their joint finance operation as the GOP’s presumptive nominee prepares for the general-election battle against a well-funded Hillary Clinton campaign.

The list multiple state and federal lawmakers, former ambassadors, business executives and high-powered megadonors such as Larry Nichols, the chairman emeritus of Devon Energy. Todd Christie, the brother of the New Jersey governor who endorsed Trump earlier this year, is also on the list, as are Dave Tamasi, a former bundler for Chris Christie, and Gary Kirke, an Iowa power broker who briefly boosted Christie’s effort.

“Papa” Doug Manchester, the former owner of the San Diego Union-Tribune, is on the list, as is Brian Ballard, an outspoken Florida backer of Trump’s former primary rivals Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush. Francis Rooney, an ambassador to the Vatican under George W. Bush who is running for a U.S. House seat, also joined the effort.

“Having so many long-time supporters eager to come on board signals our nationwide fundraising effort is continuing to gain steam months ahead of Election Day,” RNC and Trump Victory Finance Chairman Lew Eisenberg said in a statement. “The effort to build national support began the first week in June and continues to gain momentum. We believe that this list will continue to grow in the weeks ahead. Our Victory Finance Chairs in the states are ready to work hard to raise the support we need to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House, and I’m confident their efforts will also make a difference in our Party’s mission to keep our majorities in the House and Senate.”

Other new names include Ron Gidwitz, a major fundraiser in Illinois, whose one Republican senator, Mark Kirk, has disavowed Trump, as well as Bill Maloney, a former gubernatorial candidate in West Virginia. Jamie McCourt, who owned the Los Angeles Dodgers with her then-husband Frank before their divorce in 2011, is also listed.

“I am excited to have so many individuals committed to victory joining our team,” Trump campaign finance chairman Steve Mnuchin said in a statement. “Having experienced fundraising and business leaders in place means we are well-prepared for the long fight ahead against Hillary Clinton, and I expect their efforts will fuel enthusiasm in their states for electing Donald Trump president.”

Here is the full list, as provided by the RNC:

Lloyd Claycomb, Arizona
Albert Braunfisch, Arkansas
Margaret Chai Maloney, California
Sean Maloney, California
Papa Doug Manchester, California
Jamie McCourt, California
Dee and Andy Puzder, California, Presidential Trustees
Larry A. Mizel, Colorado
Ambassador Charlie Glazer, Connecticut
Kevin Moynihan, Connecticut
Brian Ballard, Florida
Thad Beshears, Florida
Duke Buchan, Florida and New York, Presidential Trustee
Steve Crisafulli, Florida
Diana and Llwyd Ecclestone, Florida, Presidential Trustees
Harry Frisch, Florida
Toby Hill, Florida
Darlene Jordan, Florida
Fred Karlinsky, Florida
Ambassador Howard Leach, Florida, Presidential Trustee
Mitch Madique, Florida
Ambassador Francis Rooney, Florida
Wilbur Ross, Florida and New York, Presidential Trustee
Ambassador Mel Sembler, Florida, Trump Victory Vice Chair
Congressman Steve Southerland, Florida
Representative Carlos Trujillo, Florida
Joe Williams, Florida
Rayna Casey, Georgia
Ron Gidwitz, Illinois
Liz Uihlein, Illinois, Presidential Trustee
Rex Early, Indiana
Gary Kirke, Iowa
Mike Whalen, Iowa
Kelly and Joe Craft, Kentucky, Presidential Trustees
Boysie Bollinger, Louisiana
Joe Canizaro, Louisiana
David Fischer, Michigan
C. Michael Kojaian, Michigan, Presidential Trustee
John Rakolta, Jr., Michigan
Ambassador Ron Weiser, Michigan, Trump Victory Vice Chair
Charles Porter, Mississippi
Charles W. Herbster, Nebraska
Phil Ruffin, Nevada, Presidential Trustee
Todd Christie, New Jersey
George Gilmore, New Jersey
Jon F. Hanson, New Jersey
Bob Hugin, New Jersey
AJ Khubani, New Jersey
Tom Maoli, New Jersey
Alex Markowits, New Jersey
Nevins McCann, New Jersey
Tom Mendiburu, New Jersey
Mindy and AJ Papetti, New Jersey
Laura and Richard Saker, New Jersey
Peter Simon, New Jersey
Dr. Stephen Soloway, New Jersey
Doug Steinhardt, New Jersey
Finn Wentworth, New Jersey
Kevin Daniels, New Mexico
Stanley Chera, New York
Edward F. Cox, New York
Howard M. Lorber, New York
Woody Johnson, New York, Trump Victory Vice Chair
Charles P. Joyce, New York
Peter Kalikow, New York
Anthony Scaramucci, New York
Charles Urstadt, New York, Presidential Trustee
Louis DeJoy, North Carolina, Presidential Trustee
Congressman Kevin Cramer, North Dakota
Gary Emineth, North Dakota
Edward F. Crawford, Ohio
Mark Small, Ohio
Bill Summers, Ohio
Ron Weinberg, Ohio
James W. Wert, Ohio
Larry Nichols, Oklahoma
Gordon Sondland, Oregon
Robert B. Asher, Pennsylvania
Dr. Robert Capretto, Pennsylvania
Manuel N. Stamatakis, Pennsylvania
Christine J. Toretti, Pennsylvania
Karen Iacovelli, South Carolina, Presidential Trustee
Bill Hagerty, Tennessee
Gigi and Carl Allen, Texas, Presidential Trustees
Roy Bailey, Texas
Andy Beal, Texas, Presidential Trustee
Doug Deason, Texas, Presidential Trustee
Gaylord Hughey Texas
Dennis Nixon, Texas, Presidential Trustee
Gene Powell, Texas
John Steinmetz, Texas
Ray W. Washburne, Texas, Trump Victory Vice Chair
Loretta Solon Greene, Virginia
John Rocovich, Virginia
David Tamasi, Washington, DC
Bill Maloney, West Virginia
Diane Hendricks, Wisconsin, Trump Victory Vice Chair
Bill Scarlett, Wyoming

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