Elizabeth Warren Will Skip Clinton Fundraiser
Hillary Clinton is set to host a major fundraising dinner in Washington D.C. All of these female Democratic senators are set to attend, except one, Elizabeth Warren.
Warren is an important progressive voice in the Senate. She hasn’t endorsed any of the three Democratic candidates and will not attend the dinner.
The Hill reports:
Attending will be 13 out of the 14 Democratic women currently serving in the U.S. Senate. The list includes Sens. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), Patty Murray (Wash.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Claire McCaskill (Mo.).
The lineup highlights Clinton’s advantage over her chief rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) when it comes to the party establishment in general and women in particular; although Sanders claimed last week that he had more female donors than Clinton.
Warren, who made news when she met with Vice President Biden when he was considering running for president, is seen as being able to influence presidential politics by her stances.
Attendance at the fundraiser comes in tiered levels, according to the invitation published online by politicalpartytime.org.
For $250 a Clinton backer can attend as a “friend” without benefits; while $1,000 qualifies one a “supporter” entitled to a “preferred viewing area”; and $2700 designates one a “champion” and comes with a photo with Clinton.
Event co-hosts who raise $10,000 are invited to a post-event dinner with Clinton and the senators, while hosts who raise $27,000 join the dinner and become members of the Hillstarter program for top Clinton fundraisers.
Asked about Monday night’s event, Clinton campaign spokeswoman Christina Reynolds said via email: “We’re honored to have 13 women Senators coming together to endorse and support Hillary Clinton.
“This is a sign of the broad support Clinton is receiving from women across the country who know she’ll fight for us.”
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