Dan Cox could benefit from Trump fundraiser at Mar-a-Lago

Maryland Republican gubernatorial nominee Dan Cox may soon get some campaign finance help from former President Donald Trump. Trump is rewarding Cox, a close ally and supporter, with a Florida fundraiser next month at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. The event is billed as a private cocktail reception and also a birthday celebration for Cox's wife. One political analyst said many wealthy people will attend the event. The fundraiser will be held 10 days before early voting starts in Maryland. The reception is also raising questions about whether further embracing Trump will help Cox in the general election, and whether it might actually be a joint fundraiser for Trump and Cox.