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Clinton Visit Draws Star Power, Deep-Pocketed Donors

Clinton's Monday trip to Chicago is drawing star power and deep-pocketed donors as the race for the White House kicks into high gear.

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    Hillary Clinton was the keynote speaker at an International Women’s Luncheon as part of the 50th annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention. Mary Ann Ahern reports. (Published Monday, June 27, 2016)

    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's Monday trip to Chicago drew star power and deep-pocketed donors as the race for the White House kicks into high gear.

    Clinton's fundraiser in Chicago Monday was attended by special guest Michelle Williams, who was a member of R&B supergroup Destiny’s Child along with Beyonce.

    Tickets for the event, which was held at the Ivy Room, weren't cheap. Hosts for the event, who received a VIP reception with Clinton, needed to raise $27,000, while general admission was $2,700.

    Members of the former Secretary of State’s National Finance Committee, known as “Hillblazers,” hosted the event, according to the Chicago Tribune. Rep. Jan Schkowsky was reportedly among the scheduled hosts.

    A $100,000-a-head dinner was expected to follow the host reception, according to Politico.

    Clinton was also the keynote speaker at an International Women’s Luncheon as part of the 50th annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention.

    Oscar-nominated actress and civil rights activist Cicely Tyson was presented with the Rev. and Mrs. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., Legend Award during the luncheon.

    Clinton joined Sen. Elizabeth Warren Monday for their first joint event at a rally in Cincinnati, Ohio. Warren is reportedly on Clinton’s shortlist for vice president.

    Warren has been a vocal critic of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. On Monday, she called the divisive billionaire “a small, insecure money-grubber who fights for no one but himself” and a “thin-skinned bully driven by insecurity and hate,” NBC News reported.

    Trump staged a preemptive attack on Twitter Monday.

    “Crooked Hillary is wheeling out one of the least productive senators in the U.S. Senate, goofy Elizabeth Warren, who lied on heritage,” Trump wrote.

    Trump has referred to Warren as “Pocahontas” for allegedly inflating her Native American heritage.

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