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October 15, 2008

Clinton Supporters Attend Special Fund Raiser For Republican Ticket

Clinton Supporters Aid Palin

New York Times

Gov. Sarah Palin met with a group of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s former supporters Tuesday evening at a special fund-raising reception organized for them on behalf of the Republican ticket.

The reception, which organizers said brought in more than $500,000, was part of an extended evening of fund-raising for Ms. Palin and Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign at the Grand Hyatt in New York that officials estimated raised more than $8 million.

Ms. Palin, along with her husband, Todd, mingled and posed for pictures with the group of about 20, before appearing at the larger finance event, which McCain campaign officials said was the last time Mr. McCain would personally appear at a fund-raiser before the election. It was also the first time the pair had appeared together for donors.

More than 1,000 people paid $1,000 each for tickets to the main fund-raiser.

Nearly 250 people who contributed $25,000 got dinner beforehand with Mr. McCain.

The reception for former Clinton supporters, which also was attended by Rick Davis, the McCain campaign manager, was spearheaded by Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild, a former telecommunications entrepreneur and “Hillraiser” who brought in more than $100,000 for Mrs. Clinton’s campaign; Calvin Fayard, also a former Hillraiser and longtime Democratic donor from Louisiana, and Miguel Lausell, a former senior political adviser to the Clinton campaign from Puerto Rico.

Other prominent former Clinton supporters in attendance included John Coale, a former Hillraiser, Washington lawyer and husband of Fox News television host Greta Van Susteren.

Everyone at the reception contributed $28,500 to McCain-Palin Victory 2008, a joint fund-raising committee for the Republican National Committee and several state Republican parties.

While Mrs. Clinton has implored her former supporters to back Senator Barack Obama, some still harbor ill will towards him, organizers said.

Wild Thing's comment..........

This has got to burn some Dems hearing about this dinner. LOL

I wonder how many out of those 18,000,000 voters are PUMA. The media keeps trying to tell us that the Hillary voters for McCain are just a myth. Well these people put out a lot of money to be there so, so much for the myth.

Posted by Wild Thing at October 15, 2008 05:45 AM


Again, like I said two months ago, if the Hillary BASE votes MAC & PALIN...the GOP wins. Operation
'Benedict Arnold' will make it possible for Hillary to run again in four more years! Now we have to wait and see...and PRAY HARDER THAN EVER!!!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at October 15, 2008 08:35 AM

Interesting but I have seen very little of Bill Clinton lately. He is probably on a very short leash after his several slights of The One.

Posted by: yatalli at October 15, 2008 11:14 AM

Didn't Hillary have Bill neutered? Sorry, another operation, muzzled, muzzled, I meant muzzled.

Vote McCain not Hussein!!!

Posted by: Jack at October 15, 2008 05:14 PM

Darth, your right, we need them to stay angry and I am so glad they are. Their votes are important for our candidates to win.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 15, 2008 06:50 PM

yatalli, he has been on several talk shows and a few of the campaign stops. But yes he has pretty much stayed quiet.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 15, 2008 06:52 PM

Jack, hahahahahahahaha good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at October 15, 2008 06:53 PM