Virginia gubernatorial campaigner Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) greets supporters aft speaking during an predetermination nighttime lawsuit aft winning the Democratic superior for politician connected June 8, 2021 successful McLean, Virginia.
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Terry McAuliffe is heading to New York for a fundraising lawsuit that volition diagnostic immoderate of the Democratic Party's astir affluent donors arsenic helium prepares for what volition apt beryllium an costly wide predetermination combat to reclaim the Virginia governor's office.
McAuliffe, who won the Democratic information for politician connected Tuesday, is coming to the Big Apple aboriginal this month. New York businessman and Democratic donor Dennis Mehiel volition big McAuliffe astatine an lawsuit astatine his home, according to an invitation obtained by CNBC.
The gathering is acceptable for June 17, and it volition beryllium 1 of McAuliffe's archetypal in-person fundraising events since capturing the party's nomination. McAuliffe antecedently served arsenic Virginia politician from 2014 to 2018, preceding chap Democrat Ralph Northam. Politicians cannot service consecutive gubernatorial presumption successful Virginia.
Tickets commencement astatine $1,000 and spell up to $5,000. Other salient figures connected the big committee see Mike Kempner, a nationalist relations enforcement who founded the media relations juggernaut MWW; Tonio Burgos, the CEO of lobbying store TBA; Jill Iscol, a longtime advisor to erstwhile statesmanlike campaigner Hillary Clinton; and Sam Nappi, the president of Alliance Energy.
The fundraiser is expected to beryllium a "small lawsuit with decent-sized idiosyncratic contributions," Mehiel said. He referred a petition for further remark to the McAuliffe campaign, which did not instrumentality an email seeking comment. Mehiel is adjacent to President Joe Biden.
The New York fundraiser comes arsenic the Virginia gubernatorial contention kicks into an costly phase. McAuliffe himself is simply a prolific fundraiser and has heavy ties to the Clinton family.
Glenn Youngkin, McAuliffe's Republican hostile and a erstwhile Carlyle Group executive, has said helium wants to rise $75 cardinal for his tally for the governor's office. Data from the Virginia Public Access Project shows Younkin has already loaned his run implicit $12 million. His run has raised conscionable nether $16 cardinal done May.
Medium Buying says the Youngkin run has spent conscionable implicit $1 cardinal connected ads since helium won the Republican nomination.
McAuliffe, according to the Washington Post, has raised astir $15 cardinal overall.