Former President Donald Trump is reportedly planning a series of grand fundraisers in New York City. Eyeing venues such as Madison Square Garden, Trump's campaign seeks to attract a diverse array of supporters, with ticket prices aimed at making the event accessible to all, according to sources.

The Biden fundraiser, notable for its star-studded guest list including former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton and luminaries from Hollywood, Broadway, and television, such as Mindy Kaling, Cynthia Erivo, and Stephen Colbert, succeeded in amassing a remarkable $26 million.

Sources close to the Trump campaign suggest that the former president's motivation stems from a desire not only to compete financially but also to host events that cater to a broader spectrum of supporters. Trump's team is allegedly considering iconic venues like Madison Square Garden or Yankee Stadium to facilitate this inclusivity, allowing for ticket prices ranging from $100 to as high as $500,000. Discussions even include a $1 million ticket option to eclipse Biden's fundraising achievements, Page Six reported.

However, representatives from Madison Square Garden have indicated that no events with the Trump organization have been scheduled. Despite these ambitious plans, Trump's campaign significantly trailed Biden's in terms of funds on hand.

Reports suggest Biden's campaign boasted $155 million at the end of the previous month, overshadowing Trump's $42 million. This fundraising gap underscores the critical nature of these planned events for Trump, who faces many legal challenges.

High-profile supporters, including billionaire John Paulson, are rallying behind Trump. Paulson is hosting an event in Palm Beach that aims to raise $33 million. This event is expected to draw an illustrious crowd, including hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah Mercer, Jets owner Woody Johnson, and others notable for their wealth and influence.

The latest survey results indicate a highly competitive landscape in the broader context of the 2024 presidential race. Trump and Biden are closely matched in various polls, reflecting a polarized electorate still weighing its options. These fundraising efforts and public engagements play a crucial role in shaping the narrative and momentum of their respective campaigns.

As both camps intensify their preparations for what promises to be a contentious election, the significance of fundraising cannot be overstated. It not only fuels a campaign's logistical and promotional aspects but also signals the depth of support among the electorate. With New York traditionally leaning Democratic, Trump's campaign believes the state could be more competitive than previous elections, suggesting a strategic pivot to engage more potential supporters.

Meanwhile, a $175 million bond was posted in the New York civil fraud case against him at a pivotal moment in the ongoing legal saga surrounding former President Donald Trump. This strategic move temporarily prevents the state from seizing his assets while his appeals are pending.

The case, initiated by New York's Attorney General Letitia James, alleges Trump fraudulently inflated the values of his properties to secure more favorable loan terms and interest rates, leading to a February ruling ordering Trump to pay a $464 million penalty, BBC reported.

Trump, a Republican, has vigorously contested the allegations, framing the legal battle as politically motivated. Initially, the court mandated a bond corresponding to the full penalty amount, but this requirement was reduced to $175 million. Trump's legal team had argued that securing a bond for the full amount was infeasible.

Should the appellate judges rule unfavorably for Trump, he would be compelled to pay the entire $464 million or face the potential loss of key assets within his real estate portfolio, including the iconic Trump Tower in Manhattan and the Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Trump's lawyer, Alina Habba, expressed confidence in overturning the verdict on appeal, emphasizing Trump's eagerness to defend his rights.

The lawsuit, filed in 2022, posits that Trump's actions over the years warranted significant financial penalties for misrepresenting his asset values. Justice Arthur Engoron, overseeing the case, concurred with the Attorney General's stance, barring Trump from operating a New York business for three years and obtaining loans from state financial institutions during this period.

This ruling exacerbates the financial pressures on Trump, who has publicly claimed significant cash reserves. Forbes Magazine's current estimation of his net worth is around $5.7 billion, a figure buoyed by the recent public offering of the parent company of his social media platform, Truth Social.

Complicating matters, Trump also had to secure a $91 million bond following a loss in a defamation lawsuit unrelated to the fraud case. The resolution of the fraud case may extend over several months, potentially overlapping with his 2024 presidential campaign.

Trump faces additional legal challenges, including his first criminal trial set for April 15 in Manhattan, related to allegations of concealing hush-money payments to an adult film actress before the 2016 election. Moreover, Trump has been indicted in two other cases: one concerning efforts to overturn the 2020 election results against President Joe Biden and another regarding his handling of classified documents post-presidency. Trump has pleaded not guilty in all cases.