Thompson Fundraises Off Trump
“Want to attend dinner with President Trump? As a valued supporter of the conservative movement, we want to offer you access to an incredible opportunity,” Thompson said in the email.
Unlike some of his colleagues in the delegation, there’s little apparent risk for Thompson to tie himself to Trump. The President won the fifth district by 29 points according to Decision Desk.
Contests like these are common for candidates looking to increase their fundraising efforts and build their email lists.
Thompson ended 2016 with $284,051 cash on hand according to FEC filings. The end of first quarter fundraising is March 31st, fundraising emails like this can often help boost last minute fundraising before the deadline to help build a campaign war chest.