While she decided to retire the "everyday Americans" catchphrase last fall, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has still struggled to combat the impression that she is out of touch with the concerns of the average voter. It is an impression that will not be challenged by news of upcoming campaign fundraiser for the candidate to be held in San Francisco. An invite for the April 15 event lists the comical price of $353,400 (per couple) to eat dinner with both Clinton and George and Amal Clooney.
"Please join George and Amal Clooney for cocktails and dinner with Hillary Rodham Clinton in support of the Hillary Victory Fund," reads the invite (which interestingly gives the Clooneys top billing) emailed out to potential donors.
As Politico notes, that $353,400 price tag is more than four times the average income in San Francisco.
The dinner is set to take place at the San Francisco home of venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar, and offers several tiered pricing options. For $353,400, you and your dining partner can be an honorary "event chair," a designation which comes with the exciting opportunity to lobby (likely future president) Clinton during a "roundtable" in addition to "premium dinner seating." A bit out of your range? For the $100,000, you and a guest can hang at the "host reception." Still too expensive? For $33,400 you can get a photo with candidate.
Politico points out that the money is going to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee that is legally allowed to accept well over the $2,700 primary campaign individual contribution limit.
The San Francisco fundraiser is to be followed by a similar LA fundraiser with the Clooneys on April 16, reports Page Six, which also quotes Hillary for America national finance director Dennis Cheng as saying they "expect both events to sell out." That event will also include Steven Spielberg and wife Kate Capshaw, and Jeffrey
Better snap those tickets up fast.