PA-13: Hillary Clinton to Fundraise for Marjorie Margolies


Well, the second half of the Clinton super-team is coming in for Marjorie Margolies.

Politico’s Maggie Haberman reported yesterday that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be appearing at a fundraiser for the Margolies campaign on May 15th. Former President Bill Clinton attended a fundraiser for the campaign last month.

Margolies has been a Clinton ally since casting the deciding vote for the President’s historic 1993 omnibus bill. Since then, though, she has literally become part of the family as her son, Marc Mezvinsky married Chelsea Clinton in 2010. Chelsea made headlines recently when she announced the couple is expecting their first child.

As Haberman notes, this will be the first political activity Hillary Clinton will undertake this year. Sec. Clinton is widely expected to run for President in 2016 and is considered perhaps the most popular Democrat in the country (with the possible exception of Bill Clinton).

As the event is taking place just five days before the primary, the purpose may be more on emphasizing the candidate’s close ties to the popular former (and possibly future) First Family rather than merely fundraising.

The Host

The event is scheduled to take place at the New York City home of Lynn Forester de Rothschild. An avid supporter of Hillary, Rothschild has made disparaging and controversial statements about President Barack Obama in the past.

On the eve of the 2008 primary, Rothschild wrote the following in a blog post for the Huffington Post:

“If he succeeds, Barack Obama will bring the kind of radical transformation that this country does not need and never has. And the country will be in for a shock.”

She went on to support John McCain in 2008 and held a fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman Jr. in 2011.

Later in 2011, Rothschild told Politico that while still registered as a Democrat, she would not support the party so long as Barack Obama was President.

Other Democratic candidates in PA-13 include physician Val Arkoosh, State Rep. Brendan Boyle and State Sen. Daylin Leach.


9 Responses

  1. Phil Perspective and Observer

    Since when does saying in 2008 that Obama will screw up the country make one a racist.

  2. Seriously? Just skipping MCDC altogether? Is this even a real campaign anymore or just one of those long Joaquin Phoenix jokes?

  3. Perfectly appropriate! We all know that Marjorie Margolies pretends to be like the Rothchilds of yore. That’s why she paid herself so handsomely for all those years post- “the vote” and attempted to have her charity pay for her to live in a mansion


  4. You gotta love this bit:

    “Chelsea made headlines recently when she announced the campaign is expecting their first child.”

    “The campaign” is expecting their first child????

    I would say: ‘Don’t you mean ‘couple?'” but I’m pretty sure this was intentional; where the Clinton’s are concerned, everything is part of the campaign. Even the children and grandchildren are set pieces.

  5. May 15th in New York??? Is she raising for the primary or the general election? She”s skipping a county event where all the committee people will be there to finally meet her?

  6. Nice call, Hilz! Campaigning at the home of a Obvious Racist! That should play well in the Philly neighborhoods. Didn’t you learn Tom Wolf’s lesson? (To be fair, doesn’t look like Wolf learned the Tom Wolf Lesson either…)

    Well, with the dirty Clinton bundler money coming in, at least MMM won’t be in debt after she loses in two weeks. I’m sure she can get a job at the Clinton Foundation.

  7. Ooh, bad timing. I wonder if those Democrats who support Marjorie and live in the district will skip the Montgomery County Democratic Committee Spring Reception that same day in order to take the train up to NYC for PA Society Part Deux. Otherwise, they won’t be able to get that coveted picture with the Rothchilds and Clinton.

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