Tucker Carlson’s Cowtown Event Raises $250K

Tucker Carlson | Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images

Tucker Carlson’s participation in a Tarrant County Republican Party fundraiser in Fort Worth on Sunday helped catapult its fundraising to considerable heights.

With at least 1,000 people in attendance, the fundraiser amassed approximately $250,000 in one night, according to Tarrant County Republican Party chair Bo French.

“We were sold out,” French told The Dallas Express. “By all accounts, it was the largest and most successful fundraiser in [the party’s] history.”

For French, the monumental fundraising milestone showcased the robust support for Republican causes in the region.

“This event, like the one in January with [Marjorie Taylor Greene], shows that Republicans in Tarrant County are excited and motivated to fund our [get-out-the-vote] program in November,” he said.

French explained that the party was trying to set itself up for long-term success following relatively close races shaped by top-ticket bouts like the last presidential election and Beto O’Rourke’s bid for governor. In both races, Tarrant County leaned Democrat, impacting down-ballot contests.

“Nationally, the Democrats have had a superior ground game, and you see that reflected in disappointments like the last mid-term cycle. I’m not going to let them out-execute us on the ground here in Tarrant County,” he said. “We’re raising this money to ensure we have the resources we need to get every Republican voter to the polls in November.”

Sunday’s event, which also featured prominent local Republican leaders, such as Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn and Tarrant County Judge Tim O’Hare, saw Carlson delivering speeches on pressing issues facing the country.

During his remarks on the unlawful migration crisis at the southern border, Carlson had some harsh words for Gov. Greg Abbott. In essence, Carlson rebuffed Abbott for not taking bolder action to curb the influx of unlawful migrants.

Alongside a promotional video for the fundraising event posted on X by French, the party chair stressed the importance of presenting a united front within the party.

“Tarrant County is squarely in the democrat’s crosshairs. It is the bellwether for Texas this November. Republicans have to come together,” he wrote.

He reiterated the high stakes while speaking with The Dallas Express.

“We face a critical election this fall. In order for Republicans to compete against the Democrat machine, we have to raise a lot of money,” said French.

“We’re doing transformational fundraising this cycle in order to achieve transformational electoral results. We’re not interested in just holding on for dear life. We want to expand our margins up and down the ballot,” he added.

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