Politics

Clinton’s Celebrity-Filled Campaign Events in the Hamptons Net $11 Million

Hillary Clinton
AP

Hillary Clinton spent the past two days in the Hamptons holding high-dollar campaign events that raised more than $11 million alongside celebrities such as Jimmy Buffet and Jon Bon Jovi, according to Newsday.

The Democratic presidential nominee held six events during her time in the upscale vacation spot for New Yorkers. One fundraiser hosted by New York Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch on Sunday raised $6 million with only 100 attendees.

Newsday detailed some of the lavish fundraisers:

Donors at a garden party in Sag Harbor paid $33,400 apiece, and the top ticket for a reception hosted by singers Jimmy Buffett and Jon Bon Jovi Tuesday is $100,000. That includes "premium seating" and a private reception with the candidate.

A Tuesday cocktail reception in Sagaponack will price at $33,000 to $100,000 for admission.

Clinton reportedly schmoozed donors by taking swipes at Republican opponent Donald Trump on the subject of the upcoming debates.

"I’m running against someone who will say or do anything, and who knows what that may be?" Newsday reported Clinton saying at one fundraiser Monday afternoon hosted by software developer Charles Phillips and his wife Karen.

The former secretary of state has been criticized in the past for holding high-dollar campaign events while simultaneously calling for campaign finance reform and reining in big money in politics.