Hillary Clinton’s relationship with rank-and-file Democrats went from bad to worse this week, when the former Secretary of State announced an upcoming event in NYC for her ‘Onward Together’ organization; the same evening the DNC hosts a similar event in the Big Apple.
According to the New York Post, the twice-failed presidential nominee will visit the nation’s biggest city on April 30th, hosting an event for “young leaders” where a founding membership could cost a potential politician upwards of $10,000.
“Charter members . . . are an esteemed network of supporters who pledge to contribute $10,000 and up. Members will receive updates, briefings and invitations,” says Clinton’s email invitation.
The event isn’t going over well with DNC Chairman Tom Perez, who will be hosting a similar event across town on the same evening.
“His event is not a fund-raiser, we’re told, as the law firm does not allow them, but there would likely be a follow-up cash ask,” writes the Post. “It will be interesting to see who goes to Hillary and who goes to Tom.”
The clash comes as Democrats struggle with dismal fundraising efforts heading into the 2018 midterms; hoping to right-the-ship after a series of scandals rocked the party.