Governors, senators, and other politicians who’ve helped Trump profit post-presidency
While Donald J. Trump is no longer the U.S. president, he remains the preeminent GOP power broker—and a possible candidate in 2024. And he also remains a businessman, profiting off politicians in need of his endorsement.
Several of these elected officials and candidates who’ve made their way to Mar-a-Lago have campaigns or committees that have directly paid the former president’s business. And all of these dignitaries have served as amenities for the club’s members and guests, who in the past have capitalized on their proximity to power for anything from selfies destined for lots of likes to influencing the government and promoting their own interests.
This unofficial visitors log will be updated.
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Governors—Two of 27 Republicans
Senators—Four of 50 Republicans
Lindsey Graham (R-SC), reported Jordain Carney for The Hill
Bill Hagerty (R-TN) reported Jonathan Mattise for The Associated Press.
Representatives—12 of 211 Republicans
Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), reported Tara Palmeri, Eugene Daniels, Ryan Lizza, and Rachel Bade for Politico
Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), who’s now running for U.S. Senate (with former White House director of strategic communications Mercedes Schlapp and CPAC chair Matt Schlapp)
Lee Zeldin (R-NY) met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago, reported Brooke Singman for Fox News.
Current candidates for office
Republican candidate for governor of Arkansas and former White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Alabama and Trump’s former U.S. ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard
Republican candidate for U.S. House in Ohio Catalina Lauf
Republican candidate for U.S. House in Florida Melissa Martz
Dan Rodimer, Republican candidate for U.S. House in Texas
George Santos, Republican candidate for U.S. House in New York
Other notable politicians
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D)
Former Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), reported Glenn Thrush, Jonathan Martin, and Maggie Haberman for The New York Times.
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence and possible GOP candidate for governor of California Ric Grenell
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R), reported Megan Sheets for The Daily Mail
Former Democratic Georgia State Rep. and probable Republican candidate for governor of Vernon Jones
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