WASHINGTON--The Palmer House Hilton served as Bill Clinton's temporary headquarters during the 1992 primary when he won the Super Tuesday primaries and clinched the Democratic presidential nomination by winning the St. Patrick's Day primary in Illinois.
Now Democratic White House hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton makes her first presidential fundraising incursion May 7 in her native Chicago--chief rival Barack Obama's hometown--at a fundraiser targeting lawyers at the same hotel.
"Save the date" invitations went out Wednesday afternoon for the event, where co-hosts--not listed, the event is still being organized--are asked for $2,300.
During the first three months of this year, Obama raised $3,756,716 from Illinois, most from the Chicago area, compared to $373,500 from Illinois for Clinton. Still, Clinton has a very loyal group of well-connected friends in the city--dating from her high school days in Park Ridge, to her years in Arkansas and two terms as First Lady--who will shake the money trees for her.
here's the invite.....
SAVE THE DATE
Illinois Lawyers for Hillary
Cordially invite you to a cocktail reception
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton
Monday, May 7th, 2007
The Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Please make checks payable to
“Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee”
RSVP to Coety Wyse 202-615-9530 or firstname.lastname@example.org