Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, more and more searching for out nationwide audiences forward of a attainable marketing campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, will journey subsequent month to satisfy megadonors in Dallas, in response to an individual conversant in the plans.

The April reception for Youngkin, a first-term governor and former personal fairness govt, might be hosted by Robert Rowling, the proprietor of Omni Lodges.

The resort magnate, whose internet value is estimated at $5.6 billion by Forbes, gave $25,000 to Youngkin within the ultimate month of his profitable 2021 gubernatorial marketing campaign, in response to state information. Rowling contributed lots of of hundreds of {dollars} to Republican candidates and committees in final yr’s midterms, federal filings present.

An assistant for Rowling declined to remark. A spokeswoman for Youngkin didn’t reply to a request for remark.

Earlier this month, Youngkin traveled to New York to satisfy with donors, amongst quite a few latest boards with a number of the GOP’s main financiers. Final fall, he invited donors to a two-day retreat outdoors of Charlottesville, The Washington Put up reported on the time. Youngkin, the previous co-CEO of the personal fairness big the Carlyle Group, is himself value lots of of tens of millions of {dollars}.

Along with gatherings with nationwide donors, Youngkin has additionally stumped for Republican candidates all through the nation and made a string of high-profile media appearances — a part of an effort to construct his nationwide model. Final week, he took wide-ranging questions throughout a CNN city corridor on schooling. When it got here to his presidential ambitions, nevertheless, he saved mum.

“I imagine there’s an infinite quantity of labor but to do in Virginia,” mentioned the governor, who can not serve two consecutive phrases beneath Virginia regulation.

However in an interview days earlier on CNBC’s “Squawk Field,” he acknowledged that the query had benefit, pitching his document in Virginia as a nationwide blueprint in the identical method Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) has achieved as he lays the groundwork for a attainable presidential marketing campaign.

“I do suppose the explanation why individuals are asking this query of me is as a result of the problems that I’m coping with in Virginia are the identical points that the nation is coping with,” Youngkin mentioned. “And we’re profitable.”

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