President Donald Trump will spend Wednesday evening dining with backers of America First Action, the principal pro-Trump super PAC that is expected to spend millions of dollars in this year’s midterm elections.
The Washington dinner will also be attended by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, a key informal Trump adviser. Jeff Miller, a veteran Republican fundraiser who oversaw Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s 2016 presidential bid, is also expected to be in attendance.
America First Action is raising funds in with an eye toward spending $100 million ahead of the 2018 midterms. The super PAC has enlisted energy company executive Harold Hamm, a Trump ally, to help fill its coffers.
Organizers said Wednesday’s dinner was not a fundraiser but rather an opportunity for the president to meet with the group’s supporters. A White House spokesperson did not respond to a request for comment.
The president has ventured outside the White House several times in recent weeks to huddle with major GOP givers. Last week, he dined at the McLean, Virginia, home of real estate developer Giuseppe Cecchi. Trump also recently attended a dinner at the home of attorney and Reagan White House counsel C. Boyden Gray.