SOMERSET, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Donald Trump was honored by the Somerset County Republican Organization in New Jersey Wednesday night.

The real estate developer and media personality was honored with the group’s “Republican of the Year” award.

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Trump was also the keynote speaker at the organization’s event.

Somerset County Republican Organization Chairman Al Gaburo said the group was “thrilled” to have Trump at the annual fundraising dinner.

Trump was honored for his investment in Somerset County after he developed Trump National Country Club in Bedminster, N.J.

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The country club will host the Women’s Open Championship in three years.

Former U.S. Sen. Jeff Chiesa also received an award.

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