President Donald Trump will appear at a high-dollar fundraiser for Jay Webber next week at the Trump International Hotel in Washington.
Webber, a six-term assemblyman, faces Democrat Mikie Sherrill for an open seat in New Jersey’s 11th district. A recent Monmouth University poll has the race within the margin of error.
The October 25 event seeking hard money contributions, includes a $20,000-per-person roundtable with Trump and a photo with the president for $10,000-per-person.
Webber will share the event with Carol Miller, a congressional candidate from West Virginia, and Ross Spano, who is running in Florida. All three are seeking open House seats currently held by Republicans.
Vice President Mike Pence appeared at a Webber fundraiser in Washington on Monday night. He headlined a Webber fundraising event in Morris County in August.
New Jersey native Kellyanne Conway will be in Morris County next week to help raise money for Webber.
The 11th district seat has been held by Republicans for 34 years, the last 24 by House Appropriations Committee chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-Harding). Frelinghuysen did not announce his retirement until the end of January, giving Republicans a late start in the race to hold his seat.
Webber has raised $1,198,389 for his campaign and had $139,535 cash-on-hand as of September 30. Sherrill has raised $7,001,699 and has $2,666,972 remaining in her account.
Trump endorsed Webber in September via Twitter: “He is outstanding in every way. Strong on Borders, loves our Military and our Vets. Big Crime fighter. Jay has my Full and Total Endorsement!”
“I am thankful to have the support of the President for our campaign,” Webber said in a statement. “The economy is booming, the nation is moving forward, and Americans are confident about our future. Our goal is to continue the prosperity and success with policies that work to make New Jersey’s 11th district better for everyone, and the President will help us achieve that goal.”
Editor’s note: This story was updated at 10:43 PM to include Webber’s statement.