Trump 2024 rivals court his donors at big Las Vegas meeting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Republican presidential prospects are courting anxious donors and activists in Las Vegas , as the GOP’s early 2024 class warns that former President Donald Trump is “a loser” and the party needs to turn elsewhere. Trump will be one of the few major Republican prospects not in attendance for the Republican Jewish Coalition’s annual leadership meeting, which began Friday. The former president will speak by video conference — but leading rivals including Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former Vice President Mike Pence will deliver keynote addresses in person. The gathering comes just four days after Trump became the first candidate to formally launch a 2024 campaign.