McAuliffe Hits Up Park Avenue for Cash
Some of the wealthiest men in New York City will be on Park Avenue tonight to help Terry McAuliffe, a Democratic candidate for governor, raise money for his campaign.
The fundraiser will be held at the home of Hassan Nemazee, a multimillionaire investment banker. Nemazee is chairman of Nemazee Capital. Last year, Nemazee was a co-chair of Hillary Clinton's fundraising effort for her presidential campaign.
The McAuliffe fundraiser is also being hosted by Marc and Cathy Lasry and Douglas and Lily Band, according to an invitation. Marc Lasry is founder and senior managing director of Avenue Capital Group. In 2007, Forbes Magazine ranked Lasry as the 317th wealthiest person in America, estimating he has a net worth $1.5 billion. When Chelsea Clinton graduated from Oxford, Lasry's company gave her a job.
Douglas Band also has close ties to the Clintons. Band serves as former President Clinton's chief counsel. Band joined the Clinton White House in the fall of 1995 as an unpaid intern working in the counsel's office. He became the president's personal aide full time in 1998.
The invitation does not specify the asking price for getting into the fundraiser.
January 22, 2009; 1:09 PM ET
Categories: 2009 Governor's Race , Terry McAuliffe , Tim Craig
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