Donald Trump Jr. holds TN fundraiser

Donald Trump Jr. swung through Franklin on Wednesday for a private campaign fundraiser at the home of a Franklin couple, Sandy and Mike Stresser, reports The Tennessean.

Money raised went to the Trump Victory Committee, the joint committee fundraising effort of the Republican National Committee and the Trump campaign.

Trump, the eldest of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s children, addressed the reception for about 20 minutes and then spoke individually to attendees at an event that lasted more than an hour.

Among the 75 or so in attendance were multiple Republican state lawmakers, including Rep. Charles Sargent, R-Franklin; Sen. Jack Johnson, R-Franklin; and Sen. Mark Green, R-Clarksville; as well as Bill Hagerty, former Economic and Community Development commissioner under Gov. Bill Haslam.

Hagerty serves as Tennessee’s finance chairman of the Trump Victory committee and was recently tapped to be a member of Trump’s transition team.

“I felt that Don Jr.’s visit was very successful,” Hagerty said. “His message was well received. And I’ve enjoyed the time that I’ve spent with Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric. They represent their father very well.”