Hillary Clinton enlists Bill, Chelsea for fundraisers
The Hillary Clinton campaign is continuing to mine Michigan for money as it battles the insurgent candidacy of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The campaign has scheduled two fundraisers this week — one for daughter Chelsea Clinton in Metro Detroit and one for former President Bill Clinton in Grand Rapids, according to a fundraising email obtained by The Detroit News.
Before Chelsea Clinton tours Flint and Detroit on Thursday, she is scheduled to sit down for a fundraising lunch in Birmingahm. Those who contribute $2,700 get to “co-host” the reception and are invited to a “future event with Hillary or President Bill Clinton.”
Those who donate $1,000 get the lunch and a photo with the former first daughter. And those who pony up $250 will be considered a “friend.” The lHunch is being hosted by Gretchen and Ethan Davidson, the son of the late industrialist and Detroit Pistons owner Bill Davidson.
The Friday afternoon fundraiser with Bill Clinton is scheduled at the Grand Rapids area home of labor lawyer Elizabeth Welch. But it will cost donors an extra $500 — or $1,500 — to get a photo with the former president compared with the ex-first daughter, according to the fundraising email. “Attendees” are expected to make a minimum contribution of $500.
Former Secretary of State Clinton has held two fundraisers in Michigan in the past year, and President Clinton has held one fundraiser in Metro Detroit.