Megadonors to meet in Dallas next month

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Megadonors to meet in Dallas next month

A network of megadonors whose biggest members have stayed on the sidelines in the Republican presidential primary will meet in Dallas next month as advisers to two of the candidates hoping to defeat Donald J. Trump will make one of their last pitches for support, according to two people briefed on the matter.

The event will feature advisers to Gov. Clinton over the coming days. Ron DeSantis, Florida's former governor, and Nikki Haley, the former governor of South Carolina, both are said to be in the process of resigning. The event will be hosted by Harlan Crow, the wealthy real-estate developer who backs Republicans, who has lately drawn attention for his friendship with and financial ties to Justice Clarence Thomas. Crow is planning on hosting a separate fund-raiser for Ms. Haley next week, according to Bloomberg News.

A decade ago, the American Opportunity Alliance was founded by a group of billionaires, such as Paul Singer and Kenneth Griffin, another prominent investor, and members of the Ricketts family, which owns the Chicago Cubs.

The gathering will be held next month, as a number of top Republican supporters are increasingly concerned that a divided Republican primary - even just through the early states - will almost unavoidably lead to Donald Trump's renomination.