California Sen. Kamala Harris (D.), who many Democrats consider a rising star in their party, met with Hillary Clinton's biggest donors in the Hamptons on Saturday.
Harris, a freshman senator, was honored at MWWPR CEO Michael Kempner's home, Page Six reported. Kempner was one of Clinton's national-finance co-chairs for her White House bid in 2008 and one of former President Barack Obama's top "bundlers" in 2012. He raised $3 million for Obama during his reelection campaign.
Guests at Kempner's home included Clinton ally Margo Alexander, Battery Park City Authority chairman Dennis Mehiel, designer Steven Gambrel, and Democratic National Committee member Robert Zimmerman.
Washington Lobbyist Liz Robbins hosted a separate event for Harris.
The California Democrat's name has been floated as a potential contender for the 2020 presidential race, although Harris has played down such reports. Rubbing elbows with top Clinton donors may cause rumors of a future White House run to resurface, however.
"Kamala is the big Democratic star right now, at a time when they badly need a star," a Democratic insider told Page Six. "She's coming to the Hamptons to meet key people as she takes a national stage, and expands her influence and ambitions."