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Report: Bill and Hillary Clinton to Attend Chicago Fundraisers

Bill Clinton is scheduled to attend a Chicago fundraiser for his wife’s campaign Friday, while Hillary will be in town next Monday for a pair of events

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    Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) and her husband former U.S. president Bill Clinton greet supporters during a primary night event on June 7, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York. Hillary Clinton surpassed the number of delegates needed to become the Democratic nominee over rival Bernie Sanders with a win in the New Jersey presidential primary. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    Bill Clinton is scheduled to attend a Chicago fundraiser for his wife’s campaign Friday, while Hillary will be in town next Monday for a pair of events, according to Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times.

    The former president will speak at a Hillary Victory Fund reception in downtown Chicago Friday. The fund contributes money to Clinton’s primary campaign fund, Hillary for America, as well as the Democratic National Committee and 32 state Democratic Parties.

    The event’s hosts, who will receive preferred seating and a VIP reception with Clinton, have to contribute or raise $50,000. Additionally, co-hosts have to give or raise $33,400. General admission is $2,700.

    Additionally, Hillary Clinton will be the keynote speaker at an International Women’s Luncheon next Monday as part of the 50th annual Rainbow PUSH Coalition convention.

    The event, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, will be hosted by Jacqueline Jackson, wife of Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Jackson is the founder and president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

    The luncheon’s theme is lifting as we climb. Mrs. Jackson said Clinton was an appropriate speaker because “that is exactly what Hillary has done her entire career.”

    Clinton clinched the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this month, becoming the first female in the country’s history to be nominated for president, Rev. Jackson endorsed Clinton earlier this month, calling her “the most qualified and best hope” for America.

    Clinton will also hold a fundraiser at The Ivy Room next Monday. Hosts for the event, who will receive a VIP reception with Clinton, have to raise $27,000. General admission is $2,700.

    According to the Sun-Times, Members of Clinton’s National Finance Committee, known as “Hillblazers,” will host the event. These are individiuals who have raised over $100,000 since Clinton launched her campaign in 2015.

    Rep. Jan Schakowsky is among the hosts for the event.

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