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ALGOP Trump dinner breaks attendance, fundraising records

The event broke records as the largest dinner in Alabama Republican Party history, with almost 2,700 people in attendance.

Former President Donald Trump speaking to the Alabama Republican Party. Via Alabama Republican Party

The Alabama Republican Party 2023 Summer Dinner with President Donald J. Trump was record-breaking in more ways than one.

The event smashed records as the largest dinner in Alabama Republican Party history, with almost 2,700 people in attendance, and over one million more streaming the festivities on-line Friday night. It also broke the Party’s all time fundraising record, bringing in a whopping $1.2 million in contributions.

Additionally, it was the largest sit down dinner event held at the Montgomery Renaissance Hotel at the Convention Center since its opening.

The Party continues to reach new heights with these records, replacing numbers just set at the Party’s 2023 Winter Dinner, and the 2021 ALGOP Cullman Trump Rally – which raised $1.1 million.

“We are incredibly thankful to President Trump for taking time to come back to Alabama in support of the ALGOP. He has been an amazing friend to the Republican Party and to the state of Alabama. We look forward to him visiting the Yellowhammer State in the future. This year’s Summer Dinner was a great event, not just for the Republican Party, but also for the State of Alabama. One of our goals at the State Party is to raise Alabama’s profile across the county, and make sure we get the attention we deserve. Last Friday, all eyes were on Montgomery as Donald Trump shared his vision with the people of Alabama. This is going to be an exciting year for Alabama politics, and one thing is definitely clear so far – the people of Alabama are looking for a strong conservative to lead the ticket in 2024,” said Alabama Republican Party Chairman John Wahl.

Among the attendees were every state constitutional officer – including Governor Kay Ivey, Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth, and Attorney General Steve Marshall – Alabama’s Congressional delegation, members of the Alabama Legislature, as well as thousands of Alabamians interested in hearing from the President Trump about his plans for our nation’s future.

The show kicked off with a surprise special guest, country music legend Lee Greenwood, who delighted audience members with his signature song, “God Bless the U.S.A.” Congressman Barry Moore welcomed the audience to the Second Congressional District, while Senator Tommy Tuberville was given the honor of introducing President Trump and bringing him out on stage.

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“The Alabama Republican Party works hard to bring the leading names in Conservative politics to our state, and this weekend was no exception. We look forward to continuing that trend, and hearing from other Republican leaders in the near future,” said Chairman Wahl.

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