Hillary Clinton's February fundraising is a tour-de-force
Although Hillary Clinton has benefited from more than 100 fundraisers in just the first two months of 2016 — an average of 1.75 per day — this week marks her busiest fundraising period to date.
Clinton's fundraisers now tally over 300 across the globe in this election cycle so far, in part by deploying family members Bill and Chelsea to multiply her money making measures. But even for the Clinton camp, 21 fundraisers in just four days this week is a true tour-de-force.
And Clinton isn’t just hitting up Nevada or South Carolina as the primaries loom – her fundraising will be in 11 states across the country, including the ATM states like Florida, New York, Texas, and Illinois.
On Monday, the candidate herself appeared at two events in Florida — one in Boca Raton and one in Miami — both with prices up to $27,000 for hosts. On Tuesday, Hillary attended two events in New York City and one in Virginia, while her Director of Policy Outreach Ed Meier met with donors not once but twice in Texas.
But Wednesday was the centerpiece, with a total of eight fundraising events occurring in one day: Hillary was at three Chicago events; Chelsea broke bread with Susie Buffet — daughter of Warren Buffet — in Nebraska, then headed to Kansas for another funder; and Bill headlined three events in New York. Prices to all of these events frequently rose to $10,000 or even $27,000 for top-tier levels.
All this is just a small snapshot of the fundraising schedule of a presidential candidate. And if you thought it would slow down after this grueling period, just take a look at what Hillary's got on the docket for next week. Hint: More (and more and more) fundraisers.
(Photo credit: Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America/Flickr)