Club for Growth, a conservative advocacy group, will host their annual donor retreat this weekend in Palm Beach.
NBC News reported that numerous 2024 GOP candidates and hopefuls are set to attend — except for former President Donald Trump.
Republican candidates Nikki Haley and Vivek Ramaswamy are set to speak at the event, scheduled from March 2 to March 4, as well as potential candidates Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence, according to NBC News.
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The large group of Republican leaders have the advantage of meeting with donors absent the company of the former president.
Trump and Club for Growth’s relationship took a turn for the worse during the 2022 midterm elections when they backed different candidates.
“The Club For NO Growth, an assemblage of political misfits, globalists, and losers, fought me incessantly and rather viciously during my presidential run in 2016. They said I couldn’t win, I did, and won even bigger in 2020, with millions of more votes than ‘16, but the Election was Rigged & Stollen. They asked to get together on Endorsements of candidates, we did, and had MANY WINS & NO losses. Relationship broke up over my Endorsement of certain great people in Alabama & Ohio. I won them all!” Trump said in a Truth Social post on Feb. 7.
Other top Republicans who will speak at the event include Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Sen. Rick Scott of Florida, and New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu, according to NBC News.
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The Club for Growth supports and fundraises for Republican candidates who are committed to “limited government and economic freedom,” according to their website.
The retreat comes the same week as the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington and after DeSantis and Trump held fundraisers last week in Palm Beach.