Md. fund-raiser nets over $70,000 for Hillary Clinton's N.Y. Senate bid

July 22, 2000|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton raised between $70,000 and $80,000 for her Senate race in New York at an Annapolis fund-raiser last night, according to Democratic Party sources.

Clinton attracted a crowd of about 70 people at the home of Annapolis businessman Thomas L. Siebert, the former ambassador to Sweden. Each paid at least $500 to attend.

Clinton is running for the U.S. Senate against Rep. Rick A. Lazio, a Republican from Long Island who entered the race after New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani bowed out. Recent polls show the race to be extremely close.

Lazio came to Maryland last month and raised about $65,000 at a $500-a-head dinner in Little Italy. That event was organized by his congressional friend, Rep. Robert L. Ehrlich of Maryland.

Among those attending last night was Gov. Parris N. Glendening. Clinton helped to raise about $250,000 for Glendening and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend during their 1998 re-election bid.

President Clinton will attend a Townsend fund-raiser in Massachusetts next month.

Clinton has proven to be a capable fund-raiser, collecting nearly $18 million in the last 12 months.

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