Hillary Clinton Back In the Saddle, Raising Cash for Dems
The Senate Democrats' star player is back in the game.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) held a big fundraiser at her swank Embassy Row home, known as Whitehaven, Tuesday night to raise money for Senate Democrats, who are hoping to gain four to seven seats on Election Day. The event, hosted by the Women's Senate Network of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, was Clinton's first fundraiser for the DSCC since ending her presidential campaign. And it was a big one.
The suggested donation to attend the "Checklist for Change" cocktail buffet dinner at the Clintons ranged from a measly $1,000 to a whopping $28,500.
The DSCC wouldn't cough up how much money was raised at the event but a well-placed source familiar with the fundraiser said the total amount was in the "hundreds of thousands of dollars."
Several of Clinton's die-hard presidential campaign supporters showed up at the senator's home wearing buttons that said "Hillary Sent Me." They apparently plan to wear those buttons as they fan out across the country trying to help both Barack Obama and other down-ballot Democratic candidates win. Clinton, according to those who attended the buffet fundraiser, gave a rousing and "gracious" speech heavily focused on attaining a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.
Nobody was happier to see the party's star fundraiser back on her game than the coach himself. DSCC Chairman Chuck Schumer, who also attended the event, tells the Sleuth, "Hillary has been a key and instrumental part of our successful fundraising since completing the presidential campaign, doing everything we have asked."
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