The Trump campaign is ramping up its fundraising efforts this week at the Republican National Convention, now that he is the party's presidential nominee with Indiana Gov. Mike Pence serving as his running mate.
According to The Wall Street Journal
, Pence has served in a fundraising role for the campaign in Cleveland this week. Pence has worked as a public servant since 2001 and has deep connections to Republican donors.
Donors who opened their wallets to the tune of at least $100,000 to either the party or the joint fund between Trump and the RNC met with Pence at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland Wednesday night, reports the Journal.
Further, billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson — who has talked about giving as much as $100 million to the joint fund — met with Trump this week.
Adelson spokesman Andy Abboud essentially confirmed the two men met via a tweet, which included a photo of Trump and the Adelsons.
Cruz was reportedly denied access
to Adelson's suite after his speech.
Trump is scheduled to address the delegates at the Cleveland convention Thursday night. The four-day event that began Monday has been marred by a Melania Trump speech with plagiarized passages
and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's refusal to endorse Trump for president during his own speech Wednesday night.
Cruz left the stage in a shower of boos
, and reports said there were shouting matches
in the halls of the Quicken Loans Arena afterward.
The Trump campaign still lags behind Democrat Hillary Clinton in fundraising totals. Clinton is expected to be named her party's presidential nominee next week in Philadelphia.
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