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Trump PAC Spends 20% Of Its Operating Expenses At Trump’s Business

By News Creatives Authors , in Billionaires , at January 1, 1970

A political action committee Donald Trump co-founded to help Republicans take control of the Senate spent 20% of its operating expenditures at the former president’s businesses, according to a financial disclosure filed earlier this month.  

The Trump-Graham Majority Fund paid the Trump Hotels Collection $22,000 on June 3 for a facility rental and catering. The PAC reported total operating expenses of $105,000 for the quarter.  

Just days after it launched in April, the Trump-Graham Majority Fund held the Trump Graham Golf Classic at Trump International Golf Club Palm Beach. The entry fee was $25,000, a person, reported Punchbowl News.  

The PAC raised $705,000 last quarter. Contributors who pitched in at least $25,000 included Lynda Blanchard, Trump’s former U.S. ambassador to Slovenia. She is now running for Senate in Alabama. Her husband made a big donation as well. Mississippi State Senator Joel Carter (R) also was in for $25,000. The PAC for the GEO Group, a private prison company, chipped in $20,000.  

Representatives from the Trump-Graham Majority Fund and the Trump Organization did not respond to inquiries. 

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I took an unusual route to get here. In a past life, I worked as a travel and food writer, which is how I got the assignment in 2016 to cover the grand opening of the

I took an unusual route to get here. In a past life, I worked as a travel and food writer, which is how I got the assignment in 2016 to cover the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., just a couple miles from my home. When Trump won the election and refused to divest his business, I stayed on the story, starting a newsletter called 1100 Pennsylvania (named after the hotel’s address) and contributed to Vanity Fair, Politico and NBC News. I’m still interested in Trump, but I’ve broadened my focus to follow the money connected to other politicians as well—both Republicans and Democrats.

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