WASHINGTON--Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is fund-raising in Chicago on Monday and Tuesday for her Senate war chest and her "Off the Sidelines" political action committee--which Gillibrand is using to boost female candidates.
During the day Monday Gillibrand is doing a series of one-on-one finance meetings; followed by a reception at Tabula Tua, 1015 W. Armitage hosted by Grace Tsao-Wu and Lucy Moog.
After that, there is a dinner reception at the S. Prairie Ave. home of Chaka Patterson.
Among the co-hosts: Wendy Abrams · Wally Brewster and Bob Satawake
Touré Claibourne · Laura Ricketts · Judy Wise
Tsao-Wu, Patterson, Ricketts, Brewster and Satawake were among President Barack Obama's very top bundlers for the 2012 campaign, raising more than $500,000 for his re-election bid.
On Tuesday, Joan Hall hosts a breakfast to benefit Gillibrand's "Off the Sidelines" PAC at her East Lake Shore Drive home.
Gillibrand is hitting Chicago on the day Politico's Maggie Haberman reported on Gillibrand's presidential prospects in a story headlined, "Could Kirsten Gillibrand run for President?"
In the 2012 cycle, Gillibrand's "Off the Sidelines" PAC donated more than $1 million to 15 House and Senate candidates, mostly women--and aims to double the contributions in the 2014 cycle.