A Private Thank You for Clinton Backers, and an Appeal

hillaryjuly3h A Private Thank You for Clinton Backers, and an Appeal Hillary Clinton held a private meeting for supporters last night at Cipriani’s, thanking them for their help during the primary.

Introduced by Senator Chuck Schumer, who spoke about local issues in Mount Vernon and Westchester County, Clinton addressed key supporters, including Hassan Nemazee, Alan Patricof, and Fred Hochberg, and elected officials like Tom DiNapoli and Tom Suozzi.

According to one of the attendees, Clinton did not discuss her future plans.

The event wasn’t explicitly a fund-raiser, but at one point Patricof asked guests, once again, to work to help Clinton erase her campaign debt.

UPDATE: The attendee described Clinton as "very much at peace" and characterized the meeting as a sort of final thank you for the campaign. "She talked about going around the country and thanking people," said the attendee, who said Clinton also mentioned having done a similar meeting with Representative Nita Lowey in Westchester earlier in the week.

Clinton talked about raising money for HillPac and "moving on to the next phase," according to the attendee, though she didn’t specify what that phase would be. She did not talk about the role she would play at the convention, or the controversy over whether delegates there should have the chance to vote for her nomination. Instead, she talked about increasing the Democratic advantage around the country, and spoke about the importance of supporting Schumer and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee he leads. She specifically thanked Brooklyn borough president candidate Bill de Blasio, who was in attendance and who ran her 2000 Senate campaign, for traveling around the country on her behalf.