Hillary Clinton plans Jan. 12 fundraiser in Detroit
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is coming to Detroit on Jan. 12 for a fundraiser, her campaign confirmed Tuesday.
The campaign sent an email calling it a “very special evening with many state and local officials and special guests.” Tickets start at $300 for the event from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., but the campaign did not say where the event was besides Detroit.
The fundraiser, which The News reported earlier this month, coincides with the second day of the media preview for the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit.
Josh Schwerin, a spokesman for Hillary for America, said the campaign does not have any public events currently planned to coincide with the fundraiser. Max Muncey, a spokesman for the auto show and Detroit Auto Dealers Association, said Tuesday he has no knowledge that Clinton is attending the show.
Presidential candidates and governors have toured the show floor before to see the auto industry’s newest cars and trucks.
In 2008, Republican presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney, John McCain and Mike Huckabee each toured the Cobo auto show on the day before Michigan’s presidential primary.
Clinton, the former secretary of state, was last in Michigan in July for a $2,700-a-ticket fundraiser at the Grosse Pointe home of Democratic political strategist Jill Alper and her husband, David Katz. She also made a stop at Sweet Potato Sensations bake shop in Detroit’s Old Redford area before the fundraiser.
In October, former President Bill Clinton headlined a fundraiser for his wife’s presidential campaign at the Bingham Farms home of Doreen Hermelin.