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Report: Chicagoland Trump Fundraiser Postponed

A Chicago-area fundraiser for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that was originally slated for Monday has been postponed a week, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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    Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during his rally at the Pensacola Bay Center on September 9, 2016 in Pensacola, Florida. Polls show that Trump and Clinton are tied in Florida. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

    A Chicago-area fundraiser for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump that was originally slated for Monday has been postponed a week, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    The luncheon, which is being held at the Bolingbrook Golf Course, has been rescheduled for Sept. 19 due to a conflict. Trump is slated to attend events in Baltimore and Asheville, N.C. Monday.

    Tickets for the event range in price from $1,000 to $250,000 per couple. According to the Tribune, the pricier ticketing options include “prime seating,” a “photo opportunity” and a seat at a “VIP roundtable” event before the luncheon.

    Proceeds will go to the Trump Victory fund, a joint fundraising committee that benefits the presidential campaign, the Republican National Committee and 11 state Republican Party operations. Illinois is not on of those states.

    Hosts for the event include RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar and Chicago businessman Ron Gidwitz, who serves as a finance chair for the Trump Victory fund.

    Trump last visited Chicago in July for a fundraiser at Trump Tower, an event that was closed to the press.

    Prior to that, Trump visited the city for an ill-fated rally at the University of Illinois-Chicago Pavillion in the lead up to Illinois’ March primary. The billionaire ultimately cancelled the rally at the last minute after protesters and supporters clashed outside the venue.

    Nevertheless, he won Illinois’ Republican presidential primary with nearly 39 percent of the vote.

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