Democratic Presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is slated to host fundraising events in Park Ridge and Chicago Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Clinton was born in Chicago and raised in Park Ridge.
The Park Ridge event is scheduled to begin at noon and is hosted by Betsy Ebeling, Clinton’s childhood friend. Ebeling will be a Clinton delegate to the Democratic convention. Other friends Berth and George Drost and Tracey and Charles Drost will also host.
The event will take place at the Pickwick Theatre and tickets range from $45 to $2,700. A VIP reception is planned for donors who raise at least $10,000.
Clinton will host a separate event at the Chicago Club at 2 p.m., the Sun-Times' Lynn Sweet reports. Hosts at the event include black leaders from the city and key fundraisers for President Barack Obama, including Obama Foundation chair Marty Nesbitt and Johnson Publishing CEO Desiree Rogers.
Tickets for the event range from $1,000 to $2,700. A co-host for the event gets a VIP reception with Clinton and is required to raise at least $10,000, according to the Sun-Times. The pricier $27,000 full host ticket affords guests membership in the Hillary for America Finance Committee, which can result in special perks at July’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
Clinton holds a strong delegate lead over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Clinton hols 1,768 pledged delegates to Sanders’ 1,494. There are 930 pledged delegates still up for grabs, including 546 in June’s California primary.