Clinton Campaign Charges Supporters More Than Average American’s Monthly Earnings For Selfie With Hillary

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• July 31, 2015 11:33 am


Hillary Clinton will attend a fundraiser at the home of acclaimed fashion designer Tory Burch in the Hamptons in August at which supporters will have the opportunity to pay $2,700 to appear in a photo with the Democratic presidential candidate.

The New York Post reported that the fundraiser, taking place at the manor of unofficial host Burch on Aug. 30, will cost Clinton supporters upwards of $1,000 to gain entry.

Attendees must shell out an additional $1,700–making the total price tag $2,700–to take a photo with the Democratic presidential candidate and her $600 haircut, meaning that the selfie will cost interested customers more than the average American makes from a month’s work.

According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average yearly income of person in the United States as of 2013 was $28,155, or $2346.25 monthly–approximately $350 less than the ticket price of a picture with Clinton.

Of course, Hillary enthusiasts are encouraged to spend more. Those in attendance who raise $10,000 for the Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign will be named co-hosts of the event, while those who net $27,000 will be promoted to hosts.

As such, "hosts" must prepare to raise just under the average yearly income of a U.S. citizen.

The fundraiser, which will take place during the Clintons’ Hamptons vacation, is one of three Clinton campaign events at the pricey destination next month.

On Aug. 22, Clinton will appear at the home of businessman Artie Rabin and his wife Selma in Water Mill for a fundraiser. And, a "pancake breakfast with Hillary" will be held at the East Hampton estate of donors Susan and Alan Patricof on Aug. 30, preceding the event at the Burch home. The cost of those events is unclear.

Burch is famous for her clothing line, items from which include $275 smartphone cross body purses, $85 key fobs and $150 leggings for low-impact water sports.

In 2012, Burch donated $7,750 to Barack Obama’s reelection campaign and $61,600 to the Democratic National Committee, according to Open Secrets.

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