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Sweet Dem AFL-CIO forum special. Funders for Clinton before, after forum. Bill Clinton headlines Sept. Chicago funder. Report 1.


CHICAGO---White House hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is sandwiching in two high-end fund-raisers on Tuesday, before and after the AFL-CIO presidential forum in Chicago at Soldier Field, the home of the Chicago Bears.

Former President Clinton will touch down in Chicago in early September to headline a funder for his wife.

Obama is planning a pre-forum rally in the Soldier Field parking lot; Clinton’s campaign will be in the parking lot circulating petitions to get her name on the Feb. 5 Illinois primary ballot. It's raining Tuesday morning and it's supposed to be damp or rainy all day.

The AFL-CIO forum (without rain 12,000/14,000 expected) ends at 7:30 p.m. and an hour later Clinton is scheduled to be at the Wilmette home of Kevin Conlon. For $2,300 (the maximum individual donation for the primary) the donor gets the honor of being listed as a co-host and a souvenir photo with Clinton. For $1,000, it’s just dessert.

A pre-forum event has Clinton cutting it close. The event, televised live, starts at 6 p.m. and Clinton is scheduled at a fund-raiser starting at 4 p.m. and the invite has it ending at 5:30 p.m. The funder, at the offices of Barnes & Thornburg, One N. Wacker, is hosted by Richard Boykin, former chief of staff for Rep. Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.) The price tag for this event is $5,000 for political action committees (the max for PACs); $2,300 for co-hosts and $1,000 for individuals.

For list of co-hosts for the Conlon event, click below ( A special Sweet blog mention will go to the first person to discern the name missing from Clinton’s Illinois host list. )

Clinton dashed from Saturday’s YearKos presidential forum in Chicago for a frantic Sunday of fund-raising in the Hamptons. Clinton caught flak from rivals during the YearlyKos presidential forum for taking contributions from political action committees and federal lobbyists.

Illinois Host Committee

Valerie Austin-Alexander
Bill & Patrice Brandt
Jon Bunge
Kevin Conlon
Mike Conway
Emilia DiMenco
Shaw Dogan
George Drost
Elizabeth Dunn
Betsy Ebeling
Andrew Estep
Raj Fernando
Honorable Jack Franks
David Gupta
Neil Hartigan
Kamran Khan
Fred Lebed
Jacquie Linney
Mike & Mary McLaughlin
Lee Miller
*Committee in formation*
Kevin O’Keefe
Richard & Barbara Phelan
Camaro Powers
J.B. Pritzker
John Ryan
Steven & Catherine Smith
Ann Sickon & Mark Swift
Bea Tayui
Elaine Weiss
Stacey Zolt-Hara
Cordially invites you to a dessert reception honoring
Senator Hillary Clinton
Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
The Conlon Residence

155 Laurel Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
$2,300 Co-Host and Photo
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“Hillary Clinton for President Exploratory Committee”
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Richard Boykin
Cordially invites you to a reception
Senator Hillary Clinton
Tuesday, August 7th, 2007
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP
One North Wacker Drive
Suite 4400
Chicago, IL 60606
$5,000 PAC Level
$2,300 Co-Host
$1,000 Individual
Please make checks payable to
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I live about a mile north of Soldier Field, so I please ask all you pinko liberals who will be congregating at the stadium to not dirty up the neighborhood, or cause any violence when you are there witnessing this liberal lovefest hosted by that communist fraud Keith Olberman.

Richie Daley is missing from the host list, but that's because he's backing Barry.
Milorad Blagojevich isn't listed either. He must be in make up.

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