Hillary Clinton schedules fundraiser in Holyoke for July 2



Last modified: Friday, June 12, 2015

HOLYOKE — Local supporters of Hillary Clinton prepared to pony up the cash will have a chance to meet the presidential hopeful when she comes to Holyoke on July 2.

A “Conversation with Hillary” will be held at the Log Cabin, 500 Easthampton Road, at a cost of $1,000 to $2,700 per person. Clinton will stop by the banquet facility for about 90 minutes to speak with an expected 125 supporters, according to Thomas Lesser, one of the event’s hosts.

“It’s going to be very informal. There’s going to be no stage, no podium” said Lesser, whose law office is in Northampton. “She’ll be talking to people most of the time — individually. She’ll give a speech and then take questions from people.”

Lesser is co-hosting the event with Nicole LaChapelle of Easthampton, treasurer for the Democratic State Committee. Lesser and LaChapelle were approached by the Clinton campaign to host an event in the area following their local fundraising success in both of President Barack Obama’s campaigns. “I think up until then nobody really came out to western Mass. for fundraisers of this nature,” Lesser said.

“People are never going to have a chance again to be with her in a such a small group,” Lesser added. “The events are only going to get larger and larger over time.”

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, will also be attending the event, Neal staffer Elizabeth Quigley said.

After her appearance in Holyoke, Clinton has fundraisers scheduled later July 2 in Osterville and Provincetown on Cape Cod, the Boston Globe reported.

Chris Lindahl can be reached at clindahl@gazettenet.com.


 


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