AP Exclusive: Pro-Trump effort raises over $60M in January

President Trump heads out West to visit a few states in the coming days.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump will be briefed on preparations for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles and campaign for reelection next week as part of a three-day, four-state swing to Western states. The White House says he will also discuss water supply and delivery issues in California, and speak at a graduation ceremony for prisoners in Las Vegas.

The trip will be his first to the West since his State of the Union address last week. It comes as he steps up campaign activity before the November election and after pro-Trump groups raised $60 million in January, shattering fundraising records.

Rallies will take him to states with vulnerable Republican senators — Cory Gardner, of Colorado, and Martha McSally, of Arizona — who stood by Trump during the impeachment trial.

Trump also will test his standing with California’s Democratic leaders, with whom he has sparred on infrastructure spending, fuel mileage standards and sanctuary city policies.

Trump is to fly Tuesday to Los Angeles to meet the LA28 Olympic Committee and attend a campaign fundraiser. On Wednesday, he will address water issues in Bakersfield, California, then travel to Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison’s Rancho Mirage estate for a golf outing and fundraiser.

On Feb. 20, Trump will speak at the Hope for Prisoners graduation ceremony at the Las Vegas police headquarters, then hold another rally in Colorado before flying back to D.C.

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