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Trump Tees Off Fundraiser for U.S. Rep. MacArthur at His Bedminster links

New Jersey congressman brokered compromise that revived GOP healthcare bill

U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur
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U.S. Rep. Tom MacArthur, Republican Congressman for the 3rd District

President Donald Trump hosted a fundraiser yesterday at his Bedminster golf club for New Jersey Republican Rep. Tom MacArthur.

MacArthur (NJ-3rd) came to national attention this spring when he revived the moribund GOP healthcare bill and brokered a compromise and moderate Republicans. After the bill passed the House last month, residents of his swing district berated him for more than five hours at a packed town hall in Willingboro.

“You have been the single greatest threat to my family in the entire world. You are the reason I stay up at night,” said Pine Beach resident Geoff Ginter at that meeting.

Sunday’s event is the first time the president has hosted a fundraiser for a member of Congress, according to MacArthur's political strategist, Chris Russell.

Read the full story on WNYC News, a content partner of NJ Spotlight.

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