Republican Democrats Both go for luxury. Hamptons, New York’s summer playground To fill their campaign war chests in the final months of the 2022 midterm election and, in some cases, to test presidential aspirations in 2024.
With just under 100 days to go until the November election, more than a dozen state and congressional lawmakers are heading to the Hamptons fundraiser in August alone. Wall Street interviews the GOP and found that executives, media titans and top lawyers host a number of high-end fundraising dinners in the areas in which they live. Democratic fundraisers, donors and political advisors. Some of the people featured in this story refused permission to name their names to discuss private gatherings that included candidates and other financiers.
“They’re all here,” Democratic Fundraiser hosting several upcoming events in the Hamptons.
Suffolk County Long Island Donors Wherever possible, Hamptons According to OpenSecrets data, they donated more than $17 million to candidates in the 2022 election cycle. Suffolk County In the 2020 election, donors have donated more than $45 million to the campaigns.
Democrats who have planned fundraisers for the Hamptons include, author and Democratic Maryland gubernatorial candidate Wes Moore, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams, Rep. of the California Chamber Karen Bass CNBC reviewed the invitations and others familiar with the matter. Hochul is running for re-election against Rep. Lee ZeldinR-NY Bass He is running for mayor of Los Angeles.
A Hochul campaign spokeswoman declined to comment. Representatives for Moore, Abrams Bass The company did not respond to requests for comment.
Republicans who recently scheduled or had allies in scheduling meetings in the Hamptons Donors of Distinction Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy California, former Vice President Mike Pence Marc Molinaro, a county official in New York According to the invitations and people familiar with the matter, the state.
Representatives for Sasse, DeSantis, CottonMcCarthy and Molinaro The company did not respond to requests for comment.
His fundraising could fuel speculation that he could run for president in 2024, as he is not eligible for re-election until 2026.. Mark Gerson Rabbi Erica Gerson A fundraiser will be held for Sasse Visit their website Sag HarborOn NY home FridayBy invitation. Seat prices range from $1,000 to $10,800 for a single person, These will be your next stop. Sasse Management Committee. Co-founder of the consulting firm GersonFinancial, Founded by. Gerson Lehrman GroupThe, did not respond to requests for comment.
Molinaro is running for New York House Place in NovemberMcCarthy and he is up for re-election. Republican Kingmaker and Metal Mogul Andy Sabin is co-hosting a fundraising event on Thursday His seven-acre property is in Amagansett Near East Hampton For Molinaro According to McCarthy, McCarthy will be featured as a guest.
Tickets Support the event by donating $1,000 to $5,000 to Malinaro’s campaign. Don’t Miss: Zeldin rep Andrew GarbarinoR-NY will also be at the event. Stephen LouroCEO of Group Occupational Plans Insurance and Benefits Company His fundraising event is being held at Nissequogue Estate for Zeldin on August 24th. The dinner is in support of his gubernatorial campaign and will include a jet suit flight demonstration, performance by singer Christopher Macchio According to the invitation, fireworks. According to Louro, the huge waterfront home has a pool and direct access to the beach. Virtual GlobetrottingA website that tracks properties of famous and wealthy people.
Louro The company did not respond to requests for comment.
Sabin He said he was invited. Hamptons fundraiser held in late July for DeSantis’ gubernatorial bid, which was organized and managed by an investor named Doug Douglas, the Republican fundraiser explained. Another GOP fundraiser: DeSantis is expected to return to the Hamptons at the end of each month.
SabinHe contributed $220,000 less than the average contribution. Trump VictoryFormers can join a joint fundraising team by clicking here. general election if he gets the nomination in 2024. Sabin He said he had met several potential candidates for 2024 and while he could not name them, he said he had not spoken with any of them. between them. Trump Since losing in 2020. DeSantis recently raised more than $1 million at a fundraiser at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla., Sabin said.
Sabin One of the reasons he was so depressed was that he believed he had lost his faith in humanity. Trump The former president’s reluctance to walk out of the 2020 presidential election is a sign of his inability to do so. “I think a lot of people like me wanted it past 2020,” Sabin explained. “He could be such a help to the party if he could get over the fact that he lost,” he concluded.
Trump told New York Magazine In a recent interview, he said he had already made up his mind to run for president again and all he had to do was decide whether he would launch a campaign before or after the election. mid-term of 2022.
DeSantis is up for re-election in FloridaBut he’s also met with powerful ahref=”https://www.cnbc.com/2022/07/07/ron-desantis-plans-utah-fundraiser-with-gop-megadonors- signaling-possible-presidential-run.html”>Out-of-state donors He has yet to publicly deny the possibility of running for president. Cotton In addition, he will not be re-elected for another four years. However, he reportedly met with donors to discuss the possibility of a presidential election in 2024. PenceWho was it? Trump’s vice president was also gathering donors privately. However, 2024 is not excluded. Race to the White House.
As with other hosts of these events, see August’s list of wealthy business leaders who could raise millions for the contestants. Moore The event will take place at the Water Mill, N.Y., home of Brian EizenstatHe is a managing partner at hedge fund Dilation CapitalBy invitation. The event is scheduled for August 21 tickets, starting at $500 and ending at $6,000. Other List of Co-Hosts Jon HenesC-Advisors is run by, Street Advisory Group.
Eizenstat The request for comment was not returned.
Wall Street veteran Richard Perry His wife Lisa They are hosting a fundraising event at their Hamptons Home for Abrams on ThursdayAccording to an email sent to donors, the invitations do not reveal who is hosting the event. Notes between $1,000 and $10,000. The rally is for the support of One Georgia, Abrams’ invitation, ‘steering committee.
Perry’s Hamptons beachfront in Sag Harbor According to Virtual Globetrotting. Perry The now closed was once run by Perry Capital. He is the nephew of the late Jimmy Cayne, the former CEO of Bear Stearns.
Abrams This week, the Hamptons home of Emily GiskeA senior partner at lobbying giant Bolton-St. JohnsOne political consultant said so. Gisk The request for comment has not been answered. Perry He and his wife declined to comment on repeated requests.
Businessman Dennis Mehiel co-host an evening reception is scheduled for Hochul to visit his watermill mansion on August 13. According to an invitation. Tickets For this rally, the cost can be up to $25,000 and include other co-hosts like public relations executives Mike Kempner Bruce MoslerA leader of law firm Cushman Wakefield.
Charles PhilipsFormer CEO of software company InforI is co-hosting this event with seasoned attorney Melissa Prober Raising funds at his: $1,500 per plate East Hampton Home for Bass. Phillips He said he would also organize a fundraiser. New York Mayor Eric Adams Late August.
“To moderate, common-sense Democrats, donors seem supportive and interested,” he replied when asked what kind of reception he was getting for the event. Bass event.