According to campaign information obtained by Politico, Clinton’s jam-packed fundraising tour will include a stop in Philadelphia on June 26. The occasion for her visit is a fundraising dinner hosted by David L. Cohen, executive vice president of Comcast. Cohen is also a former chief of staff for Gov. Ed Rendell, a close Clinton ally.
Clinton’s stop in Philadelphia is part of an intense fundraising schedule that includes 26 events in the next month. The itinerary will take the campaign to cities across the country for events hosted by financiers, executives, and celebrities. The campaign reportedly aims to raise $100 million by the end of 2015. Pundits expect that the Clinton campaign and Super PAC will raise a combined $1 billion by next November’s election.
Clinton’s next two weeks include a series of private events in the Southwest, New England, and the greater Washington DC area. On June 13, she will hold her first major campaign rally on Roosevelt Island in New York. From there, she will continue fundraising events in California, Indiana, Minnesota, and Chicago. On the morning of the 26, she will speak at the Democratic Party of Virginia’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner before coming to Philadelphia.
From Philadelphia, she will continue her fundraising efforts in New York City, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
Philly will likely see plenty more of Hillary and Bill Clinton in the weeks to come. It’s the largest city in a critical general election state, it contains some of her closest allies (including Rendell) and most importantly, it is the host of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.