Hillary Clinton's midterm schedule is starting to take shape
In the month before the election, Clinton will campaign for both Democratic campaigns and committees
Helping campaigns now will likely help Clinton is she runs for president in 2016
The formula is well known in presidential politics: Help campaign for your party’s candidates in the midterms, run for president two years later.
Hillary Clinton, who is admittedly thinking about running for president, appears to be following this formula. For months, Clinton aides protected the former secretary of state’s midterm schedule but swore that she would be active.
Now, with a little more than a month to election day, Clinton’s midterm schedule is starting to take shape.
Here is Clinton’s schedule for the 2014 midterms. This post will be updated as new events are added:
New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and Gov. Maggie Hassan on November 2:
Clinton will headline an event for Shaheen, Hassan and the all female ticket in the critical presidential primary state. Clinton’s trip to New Hampshire will be Nov. 2, a Democratic source in the state tells CNN.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s Women’s Senate Network on September 9:
Hillary Clinton hosted a fundraiser for The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee’s Women’s Senate Network at her Washington, D.C. home on Tuesday, September 9, according to an invitation to the event.
The invitation, which came from Sen. Tammy Baldwin, the chair of the Women’s Senate Network, said that Sen. Michael Bennett, the chair of the DSCC will host the event with Clinton.
Tickets to the event start at $10,000 per person, which includes dinner and a photo with Clinton. For $32,400 - the max contribution - you get priority seating and a photo.
The Democratic Governor’s Association on September 12:
Clinton headlined a fundraiser for the group on September 12 in New York City. The cost of a ticket to the event: $10,000.
The event was hosted by Gov. Peter Shumlin, chair of the DGA and Kim Koopersmith, a New York Lawyer.
TomPAC and the Iowa Democratic Party on September 14:
While in Iowa for the Tom Harkin Steak Fry, Hillary Clinton attended a pro-steak fry fundraiser for TomPAC and the Iowa Democratic Party. Hillary Clinton - along with her husband Bill - took pictures with supporters and gave short speeches. All of the Iowa Democratic Party’s nominees for the house were in attendance, along with Bruce Braley, the party’s senate hopeful.
The money raised from the fundraiser was split between Harkin’s personal PAC and the Iowa Democratic Party.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on September 29:
Hillary Clinton will headline a DCCC fundraiser with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Committee Chairman Steve Israel, according to an invitation obtained by CNN. The high-dollar fundraiser costs $32,4000 per couple - tickets that include lunch and a photo - or $10,000 for one ticket, lunch and a photo.
New York and New Jersey representatives on September 29:
According to an invitation obtained by CNN, Clinton will headline a DCCC fundraiser in NYC on September 29 for New York and New Jersey Democratic representatives.
Tickets range between $500 and $1,000 and benefit the following congresspeople:
Rep. Tim Bishop
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney
Rep. Dan Maffei
Candidate Aimee Belgard
Candidate Sean Eldridge
Candidate Domenic Recchia
Candidate Kathleen Rice
Candidate Martha Robertson
Candidate Bonnie Watson Coleman
Candidate Aaron Woolf
Charlie Crist, Florida Democrat’s gubernatorial candidiate, on October 2:
Hillary Clinton will campaign for Charlie Crist, Florida’s Republican-turned-independent-turned-Democratic candidate for governor, according to a invitation obtained by CNN. The event will be in Miami, Florida on October 2. No exact location was given.
Earlier in the day, Clinton will hold a book signing at Books & Books in Coral Gables.
Former President Bill Clinton campaigned with Crist in early September.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on October 8:
Hillary Clinton will campaign for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on October 8, according to the Chicago Sun Times’ Lynn Sweet.
Spokespeople for Clinton, Quinn and the Democratic Governors Association would not confirm the event.
Clinton, who was born and raised in a suburb of Chicago, has long been slated to deliver the keynote at a medical conference on the same date in the city.
Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf on October 9:
Clinton will headline her first public campaign rally on October 9, when she travels to Philadelphia to stump for Tom Wolf, Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial nominee. The event is focused specifically on women supporting Wolf, a voting bloc that Democratic operatives hope Clinton can help turnout in November.
The event, titled “Women for Wolf,” will he held at the National Constitution Center.
Kentucky Senate Hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes on October 15:
Hillary Clinton will headline an event for Grimes on Wednesday, October 15 in Louisville, Kentucky. The event, according to the Grimes campaign, will be open press and free to the public.
Grimes is currently running to upset Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in a race that has garnered national attention. A recent CNN poll found McConnell with a slight edge over Grimes.
“Alison is honored to have Hillary Rodham Clinton on the campaign trail with her less than one month before this important election,” Grimes campaign manager Jonathan Hurst said in an email about the event. “Alison has been a long-time supporter and admirer of Clinton’s leadership and independence, and is humbled that she will be in Kentucky to endorse her campaign and her plan to get Washington working for Kentucky.”
Bill Clinton campaigned for Grimes earlier in the year and is expected to return to Kentucky before election day.
Sen. Mark Udall on October 13:
Hillary Clinton will campaign for Sen. Mark Udall at a closed fundraiser on Sunday in Denver, according to an invitation.
Tickets to the event start at $150 and go up to $2,600 a person.
The event will be held at the Brown Palace, a historic hotel in downtown Denver. The fundraiser starts at at 1:15p MT.
Here is the online invitation.
A Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee fundraiser in San Francisco on October 20:
Clinton will raise money for the DCCC at an event with Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco on Monday. The event, which is being branded as the “Ultimate Women’s Power Lunch,” is an annual fundraiser for Pelosi.
According to a DCCC aide, rougly 820 people are expected to attend, with tickets ranging from $500 a person to $32,400 per couple.
In addition to Clinton and Pelosi, Sen. Dianne Feinstein and a handful of other members of Congress will attend the event.
A Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser in Los Angeles on October 20:
Clinton will headline an exclusive, high-dollar fundraiser in Los Angeles on October 20, according to a Democratic source. The event will benefit the DSCC’s Grassroots Victory Project and will be hosted by Jeffrey Katzenberg. In addition to a number of other Hollywood Democrats, DSCC Chairman Michael Bennet and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer will also attend, per the source.
Sen. Mark Udall in Colorado on October 21:
Clinton will headline a Get Out The Vote event for Udall in Aurora, Colorado on October 21, a day after early voting starts in the state. This event comes a week after Clinton headlined a fundraiser - and did some retail campaigning - for Udall.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York on October 23:
Hillary Clinton will campaign for Andrew Cuomo on Thursday in Midtown Manhattan, according to an invite for the event.
The event will be in support of Cuomo’s “Women’s Equality” legislation that was introduced in 2013 and was designed to end discrimination and inequality based on gender in New York. The issue is a familiar one for Clinton and something she regularly pushes on the stump.
Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 23:
After Clinton campaigns in New York, she will head to Minnesota for two events benefiting Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The first event will be a Get-Out-The-Vote rally at Macalester College, where Clinton, Fraken and Dayton are all expected to rally a younger crowd.
“We are excited to have Secretary Clinton back in Minnesota to support Senator Franken, Governor Dayton and the DFL ticket,” Minnesota Democratic Farmer-Labor Party Chairman Ken Martin said in a release about the event. “There’s a lot of work to do over the next two weeks and Minnesotans are energized to help get out of the vote, volunteer, knock on doors and talk to voters about what’s at stake this election.”
After the rally, Clinton will head with to downtown St. Paul for a dinner and fundraiser for Dayton. Franken, along with Sen. Amy Klobuchar, will attend the event, where tickets range from $150 to $2,500.
Dayton and Clinton worked together as United States senators in the early 2000s and the governor supported Clinton’s presidential bid in 2008.
Gina Raimondo in Rhode Island on October 24:
Clinton will headline a rally for Rhode Island Democrat Gina Raimondo on October 24, according to a release from the gubernatorial hopeful’s campaign.
“I am thrilled that Hillary Clinton will be joining me in Rhode Island next week to talk about fixing our economy,” Raimondo said in the release. “She is a long-time champion for middle class families, and Rhode Island is in a jobs crisis.”
The event is branded as the “Rebuilding the Middle Class Event with Hillary Rodham Clinton.” It will be held at the Rhode Island College Recreation Center.
Martha Coakley in Massachusetts on October 24:
Clinton will campaign for Martha Coakley, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Massachusetts, on October 24.
“I am thrilled to welcome Hillary to Massachusetts in support of my campaign,” said Coakley in a release about the event. “Hillary Clinton is a role model for women around the world, and I look forward to joining her and thousands of our grassroots supporters to discuss how we can move Massachusetts forward for everyone.”
The event will be held at the Park Plaza in Boston.
Mike Michaud in Maine on October 24:
Clinton will campaign for Mike Michaud, the Maine’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate, at an event at Scarborough High School in Scarborough, Maine on October 24.
“There is so much at stake in this election, and we can’t take anything for granted. If we want change in Augusta, we have to make it happen,” Michaud said in a statement. “That’s why I am so humbled and excited to have Hillary Clinton coming to Maine to rally voters and join me in energizing supporters so we can ensure a great turn out on Election Day.”
Doors to the event open at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina on October 25:
Clinton will headline an early voting rally in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 25 for Sen. Kay Hagan. The event will take place at the Charlotte Convention Center and doors will open at 3:00 pm ET.
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney in New York on October 27:
Hillary Clinton will campaign for Maloney, a former White House aide for President Bill Clinton, on October 27 in Somers, New York.
“For more than two decades, I’ve seen Hillary in action fighting for middle class families, so I look forward to Hillary joining me to discuss our plans to grow our economy and create jobs,” Maloney said in a statement. “Hillary’s led the way breaking down barriers for women and young girls, but our fight isn’t over against the Tea Party crowd who want to destroy opportunities for women by defunding Planned Parenthood, privatizing Social Security and opposing equal pay for equal work.”
The first term congressman faces a rematch in 2014 against former Rep. Nan Hayworth. Maloney beat Hayworth in 2012 by 4%.
Since working in the Clinton White House, Maloney stayed close with the family. He invited Bill and Hillary Clinton to his wedding in June.
Iowa Sen. Bruce Braley on October 29:
Hillary Clinton is headed back to Iowa, according to Bruce Braley’s Senate campaign, for two events with the senate hopeful on October 29.
Clinton will headline two rallies for Braley while in Iowa next week. She will start her day in Cedar Rapids with a grassroots event at a local labor hall, with her second and final stop being a rally at the RiverCenter in Davenport.
Braley is currently locked in a tight race with Republican Joni Ernst to succeed Tom Harkin in the Senate.
Maryland gubernatorial candidate Anthony Brown on October 30:
Clinton will headline an “Early Vote” rally for Anthony Brown on October 30, according to the Brown campaign. The event will be at the University of Maryland’s Ritchie Coliseum on Thursday, October 30th.
Clinton was supposed to headline a fundraiser for Brown on September 30, but had to cancel her appearance because of the birth of her first grandchild.
Kentucky senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes on November 1:
Clinton is doubling down in Kentucky. After rallying voters for Grimes on October 15, the former secretary of state will head to Northern Kentucky and Lexington, Kentucky on November 1.
“Just days before the election, Alison is honored to have Hillary Rodham Clinton join her for campaign stops in Northern Kentucky and Lexington,” said Grimes campaign manager Jonathan Hurst today in a statement. “It’s a privilege that she will be making the case for Alison on the final weekend of this campaign.”
Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu on November 1:
Hillary Clinton will headline a rally for Landrieu focused on female voters on November 1 in New Orleans.
The event, titled “Women with Mary Geaux Vote,” will “highlight mothers, grandmothers, and women all across Louisiana, who are coming out to say, ‘I’m with Mary,’” according to the senator’s campaign.
Landrieu currently finds herself behind Republican Bill Cassidy, according to most recent polls.
CANCELED EVENTS DUE TO BIRTH OF FIRST GRANDCHILD:
New Hampshire Sen. Lou D’Allesandro on September 30:
Hillary Clinton was set to appear at a Washington, D.C. fundraiser for State Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, an influential voice in the New Hampshire presidential primary. D’Allesandro is often sought out for advice and for his endorsement by Democrats running for the party’s presidential nomination.
“Hillary is planning to come by to speak on my behalf,” D’Allesandro told CNN. “We have been close friends for a long time and I am honored that she would take time to drop by.”
Clinton canceled this event on Monday, September 29 due to the birth of her first grandchild. “Baby came, family first,” D’Allesandro said in an email to CNN.
Anthony Brown on September 30:
Hillary Clinton was set to campaign for Anthony Brown, Maryland Democrat’s gubernatorial nominee, on September 30, according to an invitation obtained by CNN.
Due to the birth of her first grandchild, Hillary Clinton canceled her appearance, according to the Baltimore Sun. Bill Clinton, instead, will headline the fundraiser.
The fundraiser will be held in Potomac, Maryland and will be hosted by David & June Trone and Jamie & Andrew Schwartzberg.
This is Bill Clinton’s second event for Brown, endorsed and campaigned for the Democrat at a similar Potomac, Maryland fundraiser in May.