Trump to Visit Texas for Fundraising

by , The Texas Tribune

Donald Trump is making his first trip to Texas as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

Trump will visit the state next week for fundraising, according to people familiar with his plans. His campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Among the stops Trump plans to make is a June 16 visit to Dallas, home of Ray Washburne, a financier helping lead joint fundraising between the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign.

“He is going to be doing some fundraising, and we’re hoping to get off to a good start now that he’s the presumptive nominee,” said Roy Bailey, a Dallas businessman who previously supported former Gov. Rick Perry in the presidential race.

The Dallas Morning News first reported Trump’s trip next week. The billionaire last visited Texas in the run-up to its March 1 primary.

Trump’s trip next week is expected to coincide with another major political event in Texas: the state Democratic Party is holding its convention June 16-18 in San Antonio.

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