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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
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.

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