Hillary Clinton anchor fundraisers Mike Kempner and Josh Gottheimer welcomed the second round of Clinton fundraisers and friends to the Robert Treat Hotel tonight to polish the fundraising arm in the lead-up to a 2016 Clinton presidential candidacy.
Thirty donors and public personalities convened for dinner at the Robert Treat tonight.
The guests included Democratic State Chairman John Currie, Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-37), Englewood Mayor Frank Huttle, Bergen County Democratic Chairman Lou Stellato, state Senator M. Teresa Ruiz (D-29), labor leader Milly Silva, attorney Phil Sellinger.
Former Obama State Director Mark Alexander was in the room.
A source with knowledge of the meeting said the group members left with a charged-up sense of the coming presidential contest and prepared to fundraise and campaign for the former Secretary of State.
The New Jersey goal is to raise $5-$10 million by day one of Clinton’s launch, the source added.
Kempner – CEO of MWW – and Gottheimer – a former Clinton speechwriter – convened the first big power broker summit for Clinton a month ago.