Trump’s conviction boosts fundraising for other GOP candidates

EXCLUSIVE — Donald Trump’s guilty verdict in New York has not only acted as a cash cow for his own campaign, but it has also trickled down to benefit down-ballot candidates who have politically aligned themselves with the former president.

Trump’s conviction has become “jet fuel” of sorts for GOP candidates, some strategists say, as a handful of Trump-aligned Republicans have received a surge in fundraising since the verdict was announced last week. Among those candidates is Tony Wied, who is running to replace former Rep. Mike Gallagher in Wisconsin and is backed by both Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr.

In fact, Wied is expected to rake in more than $150,000 during a Tuesday night fundraiser in Green Bay, according to figures first shared with the Washington Examiner — marking a huge haul for the Republican
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