Sen. Chuck Schumer is hosting a fundraiser later this month for Kathy Hochul, the upstate Congresswoman who won a squeaker of a special election last year that, according to the invite, “changed the national electoral landscape and energized the Democratic Party.”
Ms. Hochul, you may recall, won the seat held by Rep. Chris Lee after he resigned when half-naked photos used to attract women on Craigslist surfaced. That seat strongly favored the GOP, but Ms. Hochul made an issue of her Republican opponent’s support of Paul Ryan’s budget and its effects on Medicare.
As Darren Rigger, a fundraiser for Ms. Hochul points out, it is a little unusual to have Sen. Schumer step out for a Congressional candidate like this. His counterpart in the Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand, has been a far more aggressive presence, especially for newer and for female Democratic members of Congress.
The event will be held at the Upper West Side home of James Simon; $250 gets you in the door.
Full invite below:
Hochul NYC 2.21 Reception
by Kathy Hochul for Congress
Senator Charles E. Schumer
Comptroller Tom DiNapoli
Congresswoman Nita Lowey
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
Congressman Jerrold Nadler
Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez
for an event to support Congresswoman Kathy Hochul
Kathy is a member of the DCCC’s Frontline program. Her victory in last May’s special election changed the national electoral landscape and energized the Democratic Party.
Tuesday, February 21st, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
At the home of James Simon: 200 West End Avenue at West 70th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY
RSVP by ordering your tickets below.
Questions? Please contact Lisa Rossi at lisa@dynamicsrg or (212) 531-2858.
Funds raised through this event support Kathy Hochul for Congress