President and Former President in Fund-Raiser Face-Off

Tomorrow night—after his swing through Buffalo to view the city’s struggling economy—President Obama will join most of the city’s Congressional delegation (along with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi) in Manhattan, for a glitzy, $15,000-per plate fund-raiser at the St. Regis Hotel.

Meanwhile, former president Bill Clinton will be having his own fund-raiser-—not for his wife, though he’s raising money for her too—but for state Democrats who are trying to hang on to the Senate in Albany. Apparently, that’s slightly less appealing: Tickets are only $1,000.

“I guess you could say people will have to make a choice,” Eric Blakenbaker, a spokesman for the New York DSCC told City Hall News.