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Donald Trump schedules Cincinnati fundraiser -- and tickets will cost you up to $25,000

Donald Trump schedules Cincinnati fundraiser -- and tickets will cost you up to $25,000
Posted at 5:12 PM, Jun 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-27 18:58:42-04

CINCINNATI -- Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Cincinnati next week to raise money.

The presumptive GOP nominee will hold a fundraiser next Wednesday, according to invitations obtained by WCPO. The Republican National Committee sent the invitation to donors.

You’ll have to have a lot of cash on hand if you want to see Trump. Tickets start $2,700 a person, and if you want to sit in on a roundtable discussion and get a photo with Trump, you’ll have to shell out $25,000.

Additional details about the event’s location were not immediately available but the fundraiser is expected start at 5 p.m.

The fundraiser will mark Trump’s second planned visit to Ohio in just a matter of days. Some Ohio Republicans have been critical of Trump’s sparse visits and meager campaign operation in Ohio, a coveted swing state.

After Hillary Clinton made her third visit to Ohio in less than two weeks Monday, Trump announced a rally in St. Clairsville, Ohio Tuesday evening.

A major fundraiser like the one he’s planning in Cincinnati next week couldn’t come at a better time for Trump. Federal campaign reports released last week show he started June with $1.3 million on hand – far less than the $42 million his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton has in the bank.

This will also be a testing ground for Trump's fundraising abilities. Cincinnati, specifically the area with a 45243 zip code, has proven to be a lucrative destination for Republican presidential hopefuls in years past. In 2004, it was home to some of the most generous donors to George W. Bush. 

The news of Trump’s visit comes just a week after he hired his first staffer in the state, Ohio campaign manager Bob Paduchik.