Trump’s fundrais­ing stint in Cal­i­for­nia puts GOP can­di­dates in the spot­light

Trump’s fundraising stint in California puts GOP candidates in the spotlight

Less than a week after being found guilty in New York’s hush mon­ey tri­al, for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump is in Cal­i­for­nia fundrais­ing — putting some Repub­li­can can­di­dates in com­pet­i­tive races in an awk­ward posi­tion. 
With the hopes of rak­ing in huge sums of cash, Trump’s cam­paign will host events in Bev­er­ly Hills, San Fran­cis­co, and New­port Beach. Trump’s tour in Cal­i­for­nia will be the first cam­paign­ing event since his con­vic­tion, and he is expect­ed to play up his posi­tion as a “polit­i­cal pris­on­er” in an effort to appeal to donors. 
While Trump pre­pares to chat with wealthy Cal­i­for­nia donors this week, can­di­dates in some of the state’s most com­pet­i­tive House races have remained silent on Trump’s guilty ver­dict. Reps. Mike Garcia’s (R‑CA) and David Valadao’s (R‑C …