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Trump campaign, RNC plan 3-day big donor retreat in Chicago

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The Trump Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee between the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign, is hosting a three-day retreat for major donors in Chicago this weekend that will include a series of meetings and workshops at the city's Four Seasons Hotel and end with a reception at Wrigley Field, according to a guest memo obtained by Axios.

Why it matters: This is the campaign's latest effort to court deep-pocketed Republicans who failed to come out for Donald Trump in 2016, and it further signals that the president's days of snubbing traditional fundraising mechanisms are over. High-profile administration officials like White House acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and Interior Secretary David Bernhardt will be attending, along with members of Congress and other party officials.

Context: The Trump Victory Fund plans to host three or four events like this a year in cities across the country that give major donors direct access to the Trump campaign and RNC officials.