Hillary Fails to Fill ‘Women-Only’ Fundraiser

Hillary Rodham Clinton
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• June 2, 2015 10:48 am


Plans for a "women-only" fundraising event for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign were abandoned after only 50 tickets were sold just a day before it was scheduled to occur, according to the New York Post.

The event was hosted by Silda Wall Spitzer, the ex-wife of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer (D., N.Y.), at New York City law office of Akin Gump. Tickets for the fundraiser ran for $2,700 and they were not in high-demand.

The "Conversation With Hillary Clinton" event at Midtown law firm Akin Gump was originally aiming to attract 125 women. An email invitation seen by Page Six said the event is "just for women." But by Friday, "They’d only sold 50 tickets, so they threw it open to men," a source said. "Ticket sales were supposed to close at 10 a.m. Sunday, but the hostesses were working the phones and pushed the deadline till Monday."

We hear about 90 attendees included former Bill Clinton aide Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and his husband, Randy Florke, Maurice Tempelsman, Jill Braufman (wife of hedge funder Daniel Nir), Jean Shafiroff, and Susan Cole. The event began at noon, but Clinton arrived at 1 p.m. in "a royal blue jacket and black pants." She then took pictures with donors and delivered a half-hour speech before leaving at about 2 p.m.

Published under: Eliot Spitzer, Hillary Clinton