GOP Donors Who Battled Trump In 2016 Fall In Line For His Reelection Fight

GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - MARCH 28: President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Van Andel Arena on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids was the final city Trump visited during h... GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN - MARCH 28: President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Van Andel Arena on March 28, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Grand Rapids was the final city Trump visited during his 2016 campaign. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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April 22, 2019 8:05 a.m.
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In 2016, many traditionally conservative donors threw their weight — and their money — behind any Republican other than Donald Trump. They’re changing their tune now, lining up to contribute sizable bundles to the President’s reelection effort.

According to a Monday Politico report, some of the bigwigs are impressed by the organization of the reelection campaign, shaping up to be much more professional than the fly-by-the-seat-of-his-pants 2016 effort.

Some are more philosophical, citing Trump as a politician they can count on to always trumpet conservative policies against an increasingly liberal opposition.

“All you have to do is look at what the other side is gearing up for and this is a pretty easy decision for a lot of people,” Geoff Verhoff, a formerly pro-Marco Rubio lobbyist, told Politico. “From a policy standpoint, there’s virtually nothing they disagree with, then layer on top of that the choice that the other side is presenting to the country and it’s a no-brainer.”

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