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Hillary's Money Tour

No one is a bigger fundraising draw for Democrats than New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. She receives thousands of invitations a year to raise campaign cash for candidates, causes and committees.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (The Post)

Most of the time, the events that Clinton, or "HRC" for short, commits to fly under the radar of the political press since Hillary's handlers keep a tight rein on her fundraising schedule.

BUT... The Fix managed to wrangle a complete list of events that HRC has agreed to attend from now until the end of the year. Let the reading of the tea leaves begin...

Within New York, Sen. Clinton will either campaign with or raise money for New York City Democratic mayoral nominee Freddy Ferrer, Buffalo mayoral candidate Byron Brown, Rochester mayoral candidate Robert Duffy and the New York State Democratic Party. Ferrer, Brown and Duffy will be on the ballot Nov. 8.

A select few non-New York candidates also made the cut: New Jersey Sen. Jon Corzine, who is running in the Garden State's 2005 gubernatorial contest, Maine Gov. John Baldacci and Sens. Debbie Stabenow (Mich.) and Maria Cantwell (Wash.).

Clinton will also raise money for the Democratic National Committee and do two fundraisers for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee -- one in Boston and one in California.

And, since The Fix believes in saving the best for last, HRC will also do a fundraiser for New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch. Our sources within Hillary-world are quick to note that she will not actually travel to the Granite State, the traditional site of the first-in-the-nation presidential primaries, as the Lynch event will be in Boston.

Nonetheless, any mention of Senator Clinton in the same sentence with New Hampshire is sure to set the political community abuzz. I wrote a story for Roll Call back in May on a private dinner HRC hosted at her Washington, D.C., home for a handful of Iowa donors. Roll Call's site is password-protected, but if you happen to have access, check the article out here.

By Chris Cillizza  |  October 3, 2005; 7:50 AM ET
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Very interesting is this blog

Posted by: Dublin Flats | March 22, 2006 9:32 AM | Report abuse

Do some of these incongruous commenters not realize that "The Fix" refers to getting one's daily fix of juicy politics analysis and gossip? It's a far less "obnoxious" than some people fear.

Posted by: PK | October 5, 2005 12:19 PM | Report abuse

To: JRG I believe I read in the New York press that the FBI or whatever security detail is billeted on the tract of land bordering the Clinton's current residence was charged enough for their lodgings to cover full rental costs. I remember reacting to this when I read it, because very few of us live rent free. It is possible, of course, that the reporter that filed the story skewed his facts or that I remember the facts of the piece incorrectly. I am not about to call the Clintons to find out. I am not accustomed to making spurious charges, if my memory is faulty I apologize to one and all, especially the Clintons. If I am correct, the issue of living rent free could emerge during the campaign. Thank you for reading my remarks, and for your subsequent query.

Posted by: Big Dave | October 4, 2005 2:32 PM | Report abuse

Hace tiempo que le acompañamos a la senadora en su "Money Tour." Tengo que confesar que hasta la fecha ni ella ni su staff nada nos dio en términos de dinero. Mucho al contrario, nos lo piden a todo momento!

Nosotros y muchísimos otros estamos bien decepcionados.

José Rivera S., Gerente General
Ilegales Unidos de América

Posted by: José Rivera Salas | October 3, 2005 9:21 PM | Report abuse

Having Hillary run would be a dream come true for the GOP.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 3, 2005 8:54 PM | Report abuse

If Hillary runs, Democrats lose--again.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 3, 2005 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Hillary and DeLay are the same person... you never see them together, one titilates the left, while the other titaltes the right. Both focus mainly on money raising, their own personal benefit over the voter's, and pander obsessively to their politically radical/extreme supporters of fringe politics (Hillary likes slave reparations, Delay likes cutting money from the poor and handing it to those who can help him gain more power)


Posted by: JBE | October 3, 2005 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Living rent free in Chappaqua? Are you sure? The government pays for security services for ex-presidents, but I don't think it pays for their housing. Would be interested to know if that's incorrect.

Posted by: JRG | October 3, 2005 3:05 PM | Report abuse

HRC is a brilliant woman, married to a brilliant man. I recommend his book "My Life" to any political junkie of either party. The vulnerability of the Clintons is that they are ethically challenged. When her husband was President, much of the media empathized with her for being the mate of someone many regarded as "Peck's Bad Boy." But ever since she came out with that "right wing conspiracy" charge concerning Republican accusations about Monica Lewinski, the Republicans in particular and the media in general haven't been too reticent about aiming a brickbat at her now and then. If she decides to run for President after being (easily) re-elected as the junior Senator from the State of New York, she will face a withering spate of criticism on a host of personal and marital issues regarding herself and her husband. When compared to this President, Bill Clinton didn't do a bad job at all, semen stain or no semen stain. When it comes to Hillary the Republicans won't attack her on political issues, she is too good a lawyer and too solid a politician for them to succeed on that level. I believe most of the criticism and whispered allegations rather than fact will center on the quality of her marriage, which has certainly withstood some excruciating tests, and the rehash of alleged abuses in Whitewater and the fact that she and her husband, and let's not forget Chelsea, are living rent free on that posh property in Chappaqua while either the FBI or the Secret Service, I am not sure which, picks up the tab. Since both their books are doing so well the Clinton's should reimburse the Palace Guard, and foot the bill themselves, thereby removing one campaign issue. There may be others that will not be as easy to eliminate.

Posted by: Big Dave | October 3, 2005 2:15 PM | Report abuse

A self-aggrandizing politician? Egad! Read your Mayhew: a politician's first and foremost ambition is election and re-election.

And bravo to the Post for The Fix. Everyone else charges hefty fees for "Insider"-type stuff (ie The Hotline and all the rest). People outside of DC go to the Post for political dirt (money and elections), if only because of its physical location. There are plenty of places to find AP/inverted pyramid reports.

Posted by: Thomas | October 3, 2005 12:24 PM | Report abuse

Hillary is a disaster for the party and the country--she feigns being a liberal but, underneath it, she's just a self-aggrandizing person. She voted for the war to position herself in the center--and now it's a ball and chain. Are the Democrats going to commit suicide again and nominate someone who is totally unelectable?

Posted by: Anonymous | October 3, 2005 11:40 AM | Report abuse

I like the name "The Fix." And Cillizza has more than enough history and credibility to be taken very seriously.

Posted by: Expo | October 3, 2005 11:10 AM | Report abuse

Glad to see "The Fix"'s addition to the WaPo website! As a political junkie, I think it is excellent! Keep it up.

Posted by: Poli Sci | October 3, 2005 11:03 AM | Report abuse

I'd like someone to ask some hard questions of anyone who raises money for Jon Corzine. Honestly, this is one of the richest men in politics, a man who practically bought himself a Senate seat in a state where no one seems to mind this sort of thing. And Clinton is asking other people to open their checkbooks for him? Ick.

Posted by: Zathras | October 3, 2005 10:57 AM | Report abuse

I second Martha's observation. What in the world is meant by calling this blog "The Fix"? With that label, you cast aspersions on everything you write about.

Posted by: JRG | October 3, 2005 10:42 AM | Report abuse

I was fortunate enough to hear HRC speak. It's such a relief when a politician is intelligent, logical and informative. We need more of her and less of Cillizza. The "Fix" implication is obnoxious. Suggest you find another name if this is to be taken seriously.

Posted by: Martha | October 3, 2005 10:38 AM | Report abuse

Hillary is a great fundraising draw for our party. It's great she's always willing to get out there to help. God knows the Republicans have Bush and Cheney doing dozens of these kinds of things.

Posted by: Steve | October 3, 2005 9:14 AM | Report abuse

Let's not be so tough on Mr. Fix.

It's hard to break out in this business, espcially when you don't have a WaPo backing you up. I say welcome to our world Mr. Fix.

And in that world we know the real scoop, such as: Environmental Disaster: Republicans get Protection in Endangered Species Act (a parody).

Posted by: The Muse | October 3, 2005 8:56 AM | Report abuse

I had never heard of 'The Fix' before. I must say that I understand why he is working online and not in print. Please don't put him on the frontpage again, I'd rather not read something else he writes in the same manner.

Posted by: John | October 3, 2005 8:52 AM | Report abuse

Hillary and her Repulican-lite platform are never going to get support of progressives like myself. She(and her husband) are a plague to the Democratic Party. One Republican Party is enough- we don't need two. We need a real opposition party.

Posted by: Anonymous | October 3, 2005 8:43 AM | Report abuse

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