President Donald Trump will appear at a fundraiser in Utica for U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, according to an invitation obtained by The Citizen.
The event will be held Monday, Aug. 13 at an undisclosed location in Utica. The time of the fundraiser wasn't included on the invitation. To receive the information, attendees must RSVP.
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Tickets for the fundraiser range from $1,000 to $15,000. The highest pricing level includes access to the reception, a roundtable discussion and a photo with the president.
The fundraiser will benefit the Tenney Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee that supports Tenney's re-election campaign, her Tenacious Political Action Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee.
The event will be closed to the press and the public.
Tenney's campaign didn't share any other details about the congresswoman's schedule or the president's stop in central New York.
"President Donald Trump's historic visit to the Mohawk Valley is symbolic of the importance he and I place on serving the forgotten people of upstate New York," Tenney said in a statement Wednesday.
She added that she has partnered with Trump on several issues, including passage of a tax overhaul last year. It stands as the president's signature legislative achievement. The measure cut income tax rates for millions of Americans and slashed the corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent. It also doubled the standard deduction and repealed the penalty for not purchasing health insurance coverage.
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Tenney, R-New Hartford, is facing a tough re-election bid. Her opponent is Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, a Democrat who has out-raised the GOP incumbent.
Political forecasters rate the 22nd Congressional District race a toss up.
Trump's appearance at the Utica fundraiser will be one of two stops in central New York. He also plans to visit Fort Drum, where he will sign the National Defense Authorization Act.
Congress passed the $716 billion defense policy bill last week and it's awaiting Trump's signature.
U.S. Rep. Elise Stefanik, who represents Fort Drum in Congress, sent a letter to Trump in March inviting him to visit the base. The northern New York installation is home to the Army's 10th Mountain Division, which has been deployed several times to Afghanistan and Iraq.