President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Charlotte next week to help raise money for two Republican congressional candidates.
Trump will headline a fundraiser for Republican U.S. Rep. Ted Budd and Mark Harris. Budd is running for a second term in the 13th District. Harris is running in the 9th.
The event is expected to be held in Charlotte the night of Friday, Aug. 31. No public events are scheduled.
An invitation to the event says a “roundtable” and photo with the president is $25,000 per person. A photo alone is $10,000 pper couple and the reception itself is $1,000 per person.
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Both Budd and Harris are in districts Democrats have targeted. Their respective opponents, Kathy Manning of Greensboro and Dan McCready of Charlotte, have both outraised the Republican candidates.
Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, a North Carolina native, is expected to visit Charlotte Thursday.
Trump’s visit would come two years before Charlotte hosts the 2020 Republican National Convention, where he could be renominated for a second term.
Jim Morrill, 704-358-5059; @jimmorrill