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Donald Trump To Attend Lexington Fundraiser Monday

Donald Trump at the NRA annual meeting in Louisville, May 20, 2016.
Donald Trump at the NRA annual meeting in Louisville, May 20, 2016.

Donald Trump will be back in Kentucky Monday for a private fundraiser hosted by a well-known coal magnate and a GOP moneymaker in Lexington.

According to the Associated Press, it will cost individuals $1,000 to attend a reception and $5,000 to get a photo taken with the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

The fundraiser comes as Trump is trying to quell GOP fears that he’ll be outmatched by the well-financed campaign of likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Trump only started holding fundraisers in late May and has put up uninspiring fundraising numbers for most of his presidential campaign.

But in June, according to his campaign, Trump raised $51 million -- more than all previous months combined. Clinton raised $68.5 million in June.

The Lexington event will be hosted by Kentucky GOP power couple Joe Craft, CEO of coal company Alliance Resource Partners, and Kelly Knight, a Republican fundraiser who chaired Gov. Matt Bevin’s inauguration committee.

Trump won the Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucus in March, beating out primary rival Sen. Ted Cruz by four percentage points.

On Tuesday, Trump will attend another fundraiser in Indianapolis, where the AP reports tickets range from $2,700 per person to $250,000 per couple.

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is the host of that event. Pence is reportedly under consideration as a potential vice presidential candidate for Trump.

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